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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

September 27, 2022 About half of recent online daters in U.S. say it’s important to see COVID-19 vaccination status on profiles

Online dating users who are Democrats are far more likely their Republican counterparts to say someone’s vaccination status is important for them to see.

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September 20, 2022 News Platform Fact Sheet

Today an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news

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September 8, 2022 Payment apps like Venmo and Cash App bring convenience – and security concerns – to some users

PayPal is used by a majority of U.S. adults (57%). Smaller shares report ever using Venmo (38%), Zelle (36%) or Cash App (26%).

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August 30, 2022 More so than adults, U.S. teens value people feeling safe online over being able to speak freely

A majority of teens say a welcoming, safe online environment is more important than people being able to speak their minds freely online.

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August 23, 2022 46% of Americans who have invested in cryptocurrency say it’s done worse than expected

16% of U.S. adults say they have ever invested in, traded or used a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or ether.

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August 10, 2022 Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022

The landscape of social media is ever-changing, especially among teens who often are on the leading edge of this space. A new survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds that TikTok has established itself as one of the top online platforms for U.S. teens, while the share of teens who use Facebook has fallen sharply.

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August 3, 2022 U.S. women more concerned than men about some AI developments, especially driverless cars

Women in the U.S. are less likely than men to say that technology has had a mostly positive effect on society (42% vs. 54%).

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July 14, 2022 How Black Americans view the use of face recognition technology by police

Black Americans are critical of key aspects of policing and criminal justice. But their views on face recognition technology are more nuanced.

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