Today, 37% of Americans go online mostly using a smartphone, and these devices are increasingly cited as a reason for not having a high-speed internet connection at home.
Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology over the past decade, but they generally remain less likely than urban or suburban adults to have home broadband or own a smartphone.
Despite facing more scrutiny, Facebook is used by around seven-in-ten U.S. adults and remains popular across demographic groups.
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.
Our first study of Twitter behavior based on a representative sample of U.S. adult users explores Americans' use of the platform.
Internet non-adoption is linked to certain demographic variables, including age, educational attainment, household income and community type.
The steady growth in adoption that social platforms have experienced in the U.S. over the past decade also appears to be slowing.
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.