Maeve Duggan is a research associate at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project.
Online Harassment 2017
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.
The Political Environment on Social Media
Some Americans enjoy the opportunities for political debate and engagement that social media facilitates, but many more express resignation, frustration over the tone and content of social platforms.
Gaming and Gamers
Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.
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.
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.
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.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
Social Media Update 2013
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
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.
Cell Phone Activities 2013
50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity