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  • What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

    • November 25, 2014

    Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology? Read More

  • Web IQ Quiz

    • November 25, 2014

    Test your knowledge of technology and the web by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,066 randomly sampled adult internet users asked the same questions. Read More

  • Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S., 2012

    • November 18, 2014

    See how the unauthorized immigrant population varies state-by-state, how it has changed since 2009 and which states have the highest and lowest shares of unauthorized immigrants with our interactive maps. Read More

  • State Unauthorized Immigrant Populations Rise and Fall

    • November 18, 2014

    Since the Great Recession ended, the population of unauthorized immigrants has risen in seven states and fallen in 14. Read More

  • Growing Number of Americans Have Remarried

    • November 14, 2014

    In 2013, 40% of new marriages in the U.S. included at least one partner who had been married before. Almost 42 million Americans have been married more than once, up from 22 million in 1980. Read More