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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.

Recent Work

January 24, 2023 Key facts about Gab

About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.

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January 12, 2023 Links shared by prominent accounts on Twitter differ widely from those shared on alternative social media

Prominent accounts on Twitter are more likely than those on alternative social media sites to link to print publications, TV and wire services.

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December 21, 2022 Key facts about Rumble

Here are key facts about the alternative social media service Rumble, an online video-sharing platform founded in 2013.

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December 16, 2022 Key facts about Telegram

While 27% of U.S. adults say they have heard of Telegram, only 2% use the alternative social media app for news.

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December 15, 2022 Explicit content, time-wasting are key social media worries for parents of U.S. teens

A majority of U.S. parents are keeping a watchful eye on what their teens do on social media; some are also imposing screen time restrictions.

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December 15, 2022 Teens and Cyberbullying 2022

Nearly half of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, with physical appearance being seen as a relatively common reason why. Older teen girls are especially likely to report being targeted by online abuse overall and because of their appearance.

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December 14, 2022 Americans differ by party, ideology over the impact of social media on U.S. democracy

74% of Republicans say social media has been more of a bad thing for U.S. democracy, compared with a smaller majority of Democrats (57%).

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December 6, 2022 Social Media Seen as Mostly Good for Democracy Across Many Nations, But U.S. is a Major Outlier

Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.

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