Online harassment occurs most often on social media, but strikes in other places, too
Three-quarters of U.S. adults who have recently faced some kind of online harassment say it happened on social media.
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.
5 facts about Americans and video games
Overall, 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. Gaming is popular among teens – especially teenage boys.
Younger men play video games, but so do a diverse group of other Americans
In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.
Who plays video games in America?
Though the majority of Americans think most video games players are men, equal numbers of men and women report playing video games. Yet, men are twice as likely to call themselves “gamers.”
Views on gaming differ by race, ethnicity
Hispanics are more likely than whites or blacks to categorize themselves as gamers.
Gaming and Gamers
Americans' attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.
Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything
Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.
The Future of Gamification
Game mechanics like rewards and feedback loops are gaining ground in digital life and many experts think they will spread widely to key domains like education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.
The internet as a diversion and destination
Americans are increasingly going online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time.
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