Key findings about Americans’ views on COVID-19 contact tracing
As the U.S. battles COVID-19, effective contact tracing has proven to be a major challenge for those trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Challenges of Contact Tracing as U.S. Battles COVID-19
Majorities of adults say they would be open to participating in some parts of the process of identifying and isolating coronavirus victims, but others are reluctant to engage fully with public health authorities.
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.
About half of Americans are OK with DNA testing companies sharing user data with law enforcement
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Most Americans support right to have some personal info removed from online searches
The ability to keep personal information from being searchable online is at the crux of the debate around the "right to be forgotten."
19 striking findings from 2019
Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year.
U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy
A majority of U.S. adults say they are taking at least some specific action in their daily lives to protect the environment, though Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it.
Key takeaways on Americans’ views about privacy, surveillance and data-sharing
A majority of Americans are concerned about digital collection and use of their data by both companies and the government.
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