Multi-section ReportsApril 13, 2012

Digital differences

While increased internet adoption and the rise of mobile connectivity have reduced many gaps in technology access over the past decade, for some groups digital disparities still remain

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 24, 2012

Privacy management on social media sites

Most users choose restricted privacy settings while profile “pruning” and unfriending people is on the rise

Multi-section ReportsNovember 15, 2011

Why Americans use social media

Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 19, 2011

Americans and Text Messaging

31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 6, 2011

28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services

55% of smartphone owners use their phones to get location-based directions or recommendations, while geosocial services and location-tagging features are less popular.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 26, 2011

65% of online adults use social networking sites

Women maintain their foothold on social networking site use, and older Americans are still coming aboard. Most users describe their experiences in positive terms.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 15, 2011

Americans and Their Cell Phones

Mobile devices help solve problems, but also create new annoyances.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 26, 2011

71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites

Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 11, 2011

Smartphone Adoption and Usage

35% of US adults own a smartphone of some kind, and one quarter of smartphone owners say that their phone is where they do most of their online browsing.

Multi-section ReportsJune 27, 2011

E-reader ownership doubles in six months

Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers