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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.

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May 13, 2022 Support for more regulation of tech companies has declined in U.S., especially among Republicans

44% of Americans think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, down from 56% in April 2021.

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May 5, 2022 Jobs, hobbies top the list of things U.S. adults put in their Twitter profiles; references to politics relatively rare

73% of U.S. adult Twitter users include identifiable text in their profile, but 27% include no text apart from the display and username fields.

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May 5, 2022 10 facts about Americans and Twitter

23% of U.S. adults say they use Twitter. The share of Americans who use the platform has remained consistent over the past several years.

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May 4, 2022 As telework continues for many U.S. workers, no sign of widespread ‘Zoom fatigue’

Most workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home say they are fine with the amount of time they spend on video calls.

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April 28, 2022 How parents’ views of their kids’ screen time, social media use changed during COVID-19

In April 2021, we followed up with many of the same parents surveyed in March 2020 on their children’s use of technology and social media.

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April 6, 2022 Most Americans who are ‘single and looking’ say dating has been harder during the pandemic

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults who are single and looking for a relationship or dates say their dating lives are not going well.

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March 17, 2022 5 key themes in Americans’ views about AI and human enhancement

Americans regard advances in artificial intelligence and human enhancement technologies with a degree of caution and uncertainty.

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March 17, 2022 AI and Human Enhancement: Americans’ Openness Is Tempered by a Range of Concerns

Public views are tied to how these technologies would be used and what constraints would be in place.

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