UncategorizedSeptember 25, 2013

Who’s Not Online and Why

15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.

UncategorizedSeptember 19, 2013

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

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2013

A Healthy America

Susannah Fox spoke at “A Healthy America” at the Institute of Medicine.

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2013

Cell Internet Use 2013

57% of American adults use their cell phone to go online. 21% of cell phone owners say they mostly access the internet using their phone.

UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2013

Location-Based Services

More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.

UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2013

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2013

Home Broadband 2013

Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.

UncategorizedAugust 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.

UncategorizedAugust 15, 2013

Teens Haven’t Abandoned Facebook (Yet)

Our national survey data did not indicate a decrease in the total number of Facebook-using teens, even though the focus group findings suggest that teens’ relationship with Facebook is complicated and may be evolving.

UncategorizedAugust 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online, but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.