Short Read | Dec 13, 2019
19 striking findings from 2019

Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year.

Short Read | Dec 4, 2019
10 facts about Americans and YouTube

Using public opinion surveys and large-scale data analysis, we have studied the content on YouTube and how the U.S. public engages with it.

Report | Oct 28, 2019
Shareable quotes from experts about the next 50 years of digital life

In 1969, a team of UCLA graduate students led by professor Leonard Kleinrock connected computer-to-computer with a team at the Stanford Research Institute. It was the first host-to-host communication of ARPANET, the early packet-switching network that was the precursor to today’s multibillion-host internet. Heading into the network’s 50th anniversary, Pew Research Center and Elon University’s […]

Report | Oct 28, 2019
Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life

Fifty years after the first computer network was connected, most experts say digital life will mostly change things for the better in coming decades. But they say this will require reforms toward better cooperation and security, basic rights and economic fairness.

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Report | Jan 13, 2021
The State of Online Harassment

Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted.

Report | Jul 28, 2020
Parenting Children in the Age of Screens

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason.

Report | Nov 15, 2019
Americans and Privacy Online

Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.