Colleen McClain is a research associate focusing on internet and technology research at Pew Research Center.
70% of U.S. social media users never or rarely post or share about political, social issues
Only 9% of adult social media users say they often post or share things about political or social issues on social media.
Republicans, Democrats at odds over social media companies banning Trump
Americans are more likely to support than oppose banning Donald Trump's social media accounts, but views are divided along political lines.
Most Americans don’t answer cellphone calls from unknown numbers
Eight-in-ten Americans say they don’t generally answer their cellphone when an unknown number calls, our survey found.
Key findings about Americans’ views on COVID-19 contact tracing
As the U.S. battles COVID-19, effective contact tracing has proven to be a major challenge for those trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Challenges of Contact Tracing as U.S. Battles COVID-19
Majorities of adults say they would be open to participating in some parts of the process of identifying and isolating coronavirus victims, but others are reluctant to engage fully with public health authorities.
Americans think social media can help build movements, but can also be a distraction
80% of Americans say social media platforms are very or somewhat effective for raising public awareness about political or social issues.
Americans see pressure, rather than genuine concern, as big factor in company statements about racism
52% of US adults say it is very or somewhat important that companies and organizations make public statements about political or social issues.
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