In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
In less than a decade, the share of Americans who go “cashless” in a typical week has increased by double digits.
Most say that, compared with five years ago, those who commit sexual harassment or assault at work are more likely to be held responsible and those who report it are more likely to be believed.
About half of recent online daters in U.S. say it’s important to see COVID-19 vaccination status on profiles
Online dating users who are Democrats are far more likely their Republican counterparts to say someone’s vaccination status is important for them to see.
Today an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news
PayPal is used by a majority of U.S. adults (57%). Smaller shares report ever using Venmo (38%), Zelle (36%) or Cash App (26%).
A majority of teens say a welcoming, safe online environment is more important than people being able to speak their minds freely online.
16% of U.S. adults say they have ever invested in, traded or used a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or ether.
The landscape of social media is ever-changing, especially among teens who often are on the leading edge of this space. A new survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds that TikTok has established itself as one of the top online platforms for U.S. teens, while the share of teens who use Facebook has fallen sharply.
Women in the U.S. are less likely than men to say that technology has had a mostly positive effect on society (42% vs. 54%).