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

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 14, 2016

Privacy and Information Sharing

Many Americans say they might provide personal information in commercial settings, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 21, 2015

Home Broadband 2015

The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 15, 2015

Gaming and Gamers

Americans’ attitudes toward games – and the people who play them – are complex and often uncertain.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 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.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 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.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 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.

PublicationsApril 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

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

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 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.