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.
Experts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
How Americans see digital privacy issues amid the COVID-19 outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak has brought privacy and surveillance concerns to the forefront. Here's what Americans think about those issues.
Most Americans don’t think cellphone tracking will help limit COVID-19, are divided on whether it’s acceptable
A majority of Americans are skeptical that tracking someone’s location through their cellphone would help curb the outbreak.
8 charts on internet use around the world as countries grapple with COVID-19
A median of 77% across 34 countries surveyed use the internet at least occasionally or own an internet-enabled smartphone.
About half of never-married Americans have used an online dating site or app
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.
Young women often face sexual harassment online – including on dating sites and apps
Six-in-ten women under 35 who have online dated say someone continued to contact them after they said they were not interested.
Americans favor mobile devices over desktops and laptops for getting news
Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, compared with 30% who often do so on a desktop or laptop computer.
Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life
Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in recent years among older generations.
Most U.S. teens who use cellphones do it to pass time, connect with others, learn new things
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
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