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.
Just 14% of all U.S. adults say they have used ChatGPT for entertainment, to learn something new, or for their work.
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23% of the prominent accounts on the seven alternative social media sites studied sought financial support from their audiences in June 2022.
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With Musk at the helm, here are four facts about how adult Twitter users in the United States are using the site.
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A quarter of Americans who have used Twitter in the past year say they are not likely to use it a year from now.
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57% of U.S. journalists surveyed say they are extremely or very concerned about potential restrictions on press freedoms in the country.
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Since Elon Musk's take over of Twitter, Republican users have more positive views of the site, while those of Democratic users are more negative.
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At least half of Black podcast listeners regularly listen to podcasts about entertainment and pop culture; self-help and relationships; comedy; and money and finance.
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More than half of U.S. teens say it would be difficult for them to give up social media. 36% say they spend too much time on social media.
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