As ownership of mobile phones, especially smartphones, spreads rapidly across the globe, there are still notable numbers of people in emerging economies who don't have access to mobile phones. And even phone owners struggle with connectivity, costs and security issues.
Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.
A median of 65% across 11 emerging economies say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure equal access to reliable internet service.
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.