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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

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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December 6, 2022 In advanced and emerging economies, similar views on how social media affects democracy and society

People in advanced and emerging economies have mixed feelings about social media’s impact on political life.

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November 21, 2022 For shopping, phones are common and influencers have become a factor – especially for young adults

Social media is an important tool for consumers, with some Americans – particularly younger adults – turning to influencer recommendations.

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November 18, 2022 Key facts about Truth Social

With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.

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November 17, 2022 Anti-corporate sentiment in U.S. is now widespread in both parties

The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.

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November 16, 2022 Connection, Creativity and Drama: Teen Life on Social Media in 2022

Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms.

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November 2, 2022 As the 2022 campaign draws to a close, here’s how federal, state and local candidates have used Twitter

One-in-five federal, state and local candidate tweets in 2022 have mentioned race, abortion, education or the economy.

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October 26, 2022 Most K-12 parents say first year of pandemic had a negative effect on their children’s education

About six-in-ten parents of K-12 children (61%) say the first year of the pandemic had a negative effect on their children’s education.

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