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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

April 3, 2024 6 facts about Americans and TikTok

62% of U.S. adults under 30 say they use TikTok, compared with 39% of those ages 30 to 49, 24% of those 50 to 64, and 10% of those 65 and older.

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March 26, 2024 Many Americans think generative AI programs should credit the sources they rely on

22% of Americans say they interact with artificial intelligence almost constantly or several times a day. 27% say they do this about once a day or several times a week.

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March 26, 2024 Americans’ use of ChatGPT is ticking up, but few trust its election information

About one-in-five U.S. adults have used ChatGPT to learn something new (17%) or for entertainment (17%).

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March 22, 2024 WhatsApp and Facebook dominate the social media landscape in middle-income nations

Across eight countries surveyed in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, a median of 73% of adults say they use WhatsApp and 62% say they use Facebook.

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March 19, 2024 How Hispanic Americans Get Their News

U.S.-born Latinos mostly get their news in English and prefer it in English, while immigrant Latinos have much more varied habits.

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March 11, 2024 5 facts about Americans and sports

About half of Americans (48%) say they took part in organized, competitive sports in high school or college.

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March 11, 2024 How Teens and Parents Approach Screen Time

Most teens at least sometimes feel happy and peaceful when they don’t have their phone, but 44% say this makes them anxious. Half of parents say they have looked through their teen’s phone.

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March 6, 2024 Germans stand out for their comparatively light use of social media

Internet use is nearly ubiquitous in Germany, but social media use is not. In fact, Germans stand out internationally for their relatively light use of social media.

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