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.
PayPal is used by a majority of U.S. adults (57%). Smaller shares report ever using Venmo (38%), Zelle (36%) or Cash App (26%).
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A majority of teens say a welcoming, safe online environment is more important than people being able to speak their minds freely online.
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16% of U.S. adults say they have ever invested in, traded or used a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or ether.
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The landscape of social media is ever-changing, especially among teens who often are on the leading edge of this space. A new survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds that TikTok has established itself as one of the top online platforms for U.S. teens, while the share of teens who use Facebook has fallen sharply.
Women in the U.S. are less likely than men to say that technology has had a mostly positive effect on society (42% vs. 54%).
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Black Americans are critical of key aspects of policing and criminal justice. But their views on face recognition technology are more nuanced.
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Here are five facts about political content on Twitter, such as the content and nature of these posts.
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