August 6, 2015

Teens, Technology and Friendships

About This Report

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals who variously helped design (and translate) the quantitative instrument, conduct focus groups, analyze data, write the report and design graphics. This is the second of three reports based on this data collection that broadly examine how teens use technology particularly in the context of peer friendships and romantic relationships. The first report was Teen Social Media and Technology Overview 2015 and the third report on romantic relationships will follow later this year. Find related reports online at

Amanda Lenhart, Associate Director
Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research
Aaron Smith, Associate Director
Monica Anderson, Research Analyst
Maeve Duggan, Research Associate
Andrew Perrin, Research Assistant
Kim Parker, Director, Social & Demographic Trends
Eileen Patten, Research Analyst
Anna Brown, Research Assistant
Seth Motel, Research Assistant
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Research Associate
Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer
Shannon Greenwood, Assistant Digital Producer
Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor