Maeve Duggan is a research analyst at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project.

Report Aug. 19, 2015

Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

36% of adult smartphone owners use messaging apps, while 17% use apps that automatically delete sent messages. These types of apps are adding to an already complex terrain of digital and social communication. Meanwhile, social media platforms continue to attract dedicated users.

Report Jul. 16, 2015

Parents and Social Media

Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.

Report Jun. 26, 2015

Americans’ Internet Access:
2000-2015

The share of all U.S. adults who use the internet increased from 52% in 2000 to 84% today.

Report Jan. 9, 2015

Social Media Update 2014

While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.

Report Oct. 22, 2014

Online Harassment

40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.

Report Apr. 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.

Report Feb. 11, 2014

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.

Report Dec. 30, 2013

Social Media Update 2013

42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice

Report Nov. 26, 2013

The Diagnosis Difference

A portrait of the 45% of U.S. adults living with chronic health conditions

Report Oct. 28, 2013

Photo and Video Sharing Grow Online

54% of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. Young adults and women lead the way in each of these activities.