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.
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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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.
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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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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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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Americans regard advances in artificial intelligence and human enhancement technologies with a degree of caution and uncertainty.
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Public views are tied to how these technologies would be used and what constraints would be in place.
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