Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.
Social media is an important tool for consumers, with some Americans – particularly younger adults – turning to influencer recommendations.
Adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago.
The digital divide between Americans who have a disability and Americans who do not remains for some devices.
Rural adults are less likely than suburban adults to have home broadband and less likely than urban adults to own a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Black and Hispanic Americans remain less likely than White adults to say they own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home.
Smartphone ownership and home broadband adoption are up slightly since 2019. And 30% of Americans say they at least sometimes experience problems connecting to the internet at home.
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The share of U.S. adults who now report that they go online “almost constantly” has risen to 31%, up from 21% in 2015.
Three-quarters of U.S. adults who have recently faced some kind of online harassment say it happened on social media.