Pew Research CenterJan 15, 2015

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.

Pew Research CenterAug 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

Pew Research CenterFeb 3, 2012

Why most Facebook users get more than they give

The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else

Pew Research CenterJun 16, 2011

Social networking sites and our lives

How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.

Pew Research CenterNov 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.