As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life. And so far, people in emerging and developing nations say that the increasing use of the internet has been a good influence in the realms of education, personal relationships and the economy.
Nearly two years after Snowden's revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.
Lee Rainie discusses the rise of the internet of things and how all the data it creates will enrich the picture we have about what is happening in communities and media.
Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
Two of every five U.S. households have no landline phones, but the growth rate of cord-cutting slowed last year.
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.