Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
Well before the 2020 election, many U.S. social media users are already exhausted by how many political posts they see on these platforms.
Around one-in-five U.S. adults say they use Twitter. Users tend to be younger and to have more education and higher incomes than adults overall.
As mobile devices have become more widespread, the share of American adults saying that they go online "almost constantly" has increased since 2015.
An analysis of every YouTube video posted by high-subscriber channels in the first week of 2019 finds that children’s content – as well as content featuring children – received more views than other videos.
Couples who meet online are more likely than those who meet offline to be diverse by some measures – but this can be explained by age.
A majority of Americans say altered videos and images create confusion about current issues, and most support restrictions on such content.
Despite facing more scrutiny, Facebook is used by around seven-in-ten U.S. adults and remains popular across demographic groups.
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.
Our first study of Twitter behavior based on a representative sample of U.S. adult users explores Americans' use of the platform.