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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

February 23, 2024 Majorities in most countries surveyed say social media is good for democracy

Across 27 countries surveyed, people generally see social media as more of a good thing than a bad thing for democracy.

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February 22, 2024 How U.S. Adults Use TikTok

About half of all U.S. adults who use TikTok have never posted a video themselves. And the top 25% of U.S. adults on the site by posting volume produce 98% of all publicly accessible videos from this group. Users who have posted videos are generally more active on the platform than non-posters.

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February 21, 2024 Introducing the Pew-Knight Initiative

The Pew-Knight Initiative will deliver a comprehensive, real-time look at the information landscape from the standpoints of both consumers and producers of news.

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February 8, 2024 For Valentine’s Day, facts about marriage and dating in the U.S.

Overall, 69% of Americans say they are married (51%), living with a partner (11%), or otherwise in a committed romantic relationship (8%).

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February 7, 2024 Many Americans find value in getting news on social media, but concerns about inaccuracy have risen

Four-in-ten Americans who get news from social media say inaccuracy is the thing they dislike most about it – an increase of 9 percentage points since 2018.

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February 6, 2024 Q&A: How we used large language models to identify guests on popular podcasts

We asked researchers how they used the newest generation of large language models to analyze roughly 24,000 podcast episodes.

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February 5, 2024 8 charts on technology use around the world

In most countries surveyed, around nine-in-ten or more adults are online. In South Korea, 99% of adults use the internet.

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February 5, 2024 By a wide margin, Americans say football – not baseball – is ‘America’s sport’

More than half of Americans (53%) say America’s sport is football – about twice the share who say it’s baseball (27%).

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