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.
Adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago.
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Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views tend to be less engaged in national politics.
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The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
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There are racial and ethnic differences in who takes on gig platform jobs and the negative experiences some of these workers say they face.
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A recent Center survey focused on gig platform work. Here is more information about how we crafted the survey and what we learned from it.
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Some 16% of Americans have ever earned money from an online gig platform. While most gig platform workers say they have had a positive experience with these jobs, some report facing on-the-job troubles like being treated rudely or sexually harassed.