As recently as 1995, 42 percent of American adults said they had never heard of the Internet. Today, use of the Internet is pervasive at home, work, and on mobile devices.
It is a primary source of news, information, entertainment, and social interaction. To understand its evolution, Pew conducts surveys and qualitative research that tracks and analyzes how Americans use digital technology, and the ways in which online activity affects their families, communities, health, educational pursuits, politics, and workplace activities.
A declining share of U.S. adults are following the news closely, and audiences are shrinking for several older types of news media.
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Compare your tipping habits with those of the overall public by visiting Tipping Point, the small town with a big-city feel.
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Through the first three quarters of 2023, retail e-commerce totaled $793.7 billion, or 14.9% of all retail sales.
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While service quality is the main driver of Americans’ tipping decisions, about three-in-ten U.S. adults also cite workers’ pay before tips as a major factor they consider.
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Today, 52% of Americans are more concerned than excited about AI in daily life, compared with just 10% who say they are more excited than concerned.
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Roughly one-in-five teenagers who have heard of ChatGPT say they have used it to help them do their schoolwork.
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The transition of the news industry away from print, television and radio into digital spaces has caused huge disruptions in the traditional news industry, especially the print news industry. Today, an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices.