The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.
Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.
Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.
Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.
Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.
With 89% of U.S. adults online, survey research is rapidly moving to the Web. But 89% is not 100%, and surveys that include only those who use the internet run the risk of producing biased results.
Our "always-on" mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It's also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior.
For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.