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.
Some 17% of U.S. adults regularly attend religious services in person and watch them online or on TV.
52% of Americans say they feel more concerned than excited about the increased use of artificial intelligence.
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19% of employed U.S. adults who have heard of ChatGPT think chatbots will have a major impact on their job.
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Americans’ understanding of digital topics varies notably depending on the subject. For example, majorities of U.S. adults know what cookies on websites do and can identify a secure password, but far fewer can recognize an example of two-factor authentication.
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As Elon Musk rebrands Twitter to "X," here are eight facts about Americans' use of the social media platform.
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In 2022, 19% of American workers were in jobs that are the most exposed to artificial intelligence, in which the most important activities may be either replaced or assisted by AI. Women, Asian, college-educated and higher-paid workers have more exposure to AI, but workers in the most exposed industries are more likely to say AI will help more than hurt them personally.
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Most Americans say the U.S. government and technology companies should each take steps to restrict false information and extremely violent content online.
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