Adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago.
75% of U.S. adults say they have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2011.
Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views tend to be less engaged in national politics.
The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
There are racial and ethnic differences in who takes on gig platform jobs and the negative experiences some of these workers say they face.
Here is how the average adult Twitter user in the U.S. tweeted about the news in 2021, as well as how these patterns have changed since 2015.
A recent Center survey focused on gig platform work. Here is more information about how we crafted the survey and what we learned from it.
Some 16% of Americans have ever earned money from an online gig platform. While most gig platform workers say they have had a positive experience with these jobs, some report facing on-the-job troubles like being treated rudely or sexually harassed.
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.
Here are six facts about where Americans find meaning in life and how those responses have shifted over the past four years.