A substantial share of the public has opted out of using a product or service because of concerns about how much information would be collected.
A majority of LGB adults report that they have used an online dating site or app, roughly twice the share of straight adults who say the same.
Many U.S. news organizations are covering the coronavirus pandemic while themselves facing financial pressure from the outbreak.
More than half of all tweets sent by members of the U.S. Congress between March 11 and 21 were related to the coronavirus outbreak.
A median of 77% across 34 countries surveyed use the internet at least occasionally or own an internet-enabled smartphone.
Responses to cable news coverage and the pandemic vary notably among Americans who identify Fox News, MSNBC or CNN as their main source of political news.
A majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite the spread of the conspiracy theories, about three-quarters of U.S. adults say they have heard or read nothing at all about them.
More than half of these social media news consumers say they have encountered made-up news about COVID-19.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.