Well before the 2020 election, many U.S. social media users are already exhausted by how many political posts they see on these platforms.
For example, about four-in-ten of those who used mail-in DNA testing say they were surprised by results for where ancestors came from.
Negative views of technology companies’ impact on the country have nearly doubled since 2015, from 17% to 33%.
As mobile devices have become more widespread, the share of American adults saying that they go online "almost constantly" has increased since 2015.
Republicans largely say fact-checking by news outlets and other organizations favors one side. Democrats mostly think it is fair to all sides.
Many social media users in 11 emerging countries report being regularly exposed to misinformation when using the platforms.
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
Even as many aspects of the digital divide in the U.S. have narrowed, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
What is the internet? Who is an internet user? Research suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so.
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.