PublicationsApril 30, 2018

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

At the same time, the contours of connectivity are shifting: One-in-five Americans (20%) are now ‘smartphone only’ internet users at home.

Fact SheetsFebruary 5, 2018

Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet

The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. Explore the patterns, trends and statistics of internet and home broadband adoption in the United States.

PublicationsNovember 29, 2017

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

More than half of comments submitted to the FCC on net neutrality used temporary or duplicate email addresses, and seven popular comments accounted for 38% of all submissions.

PublicationsMay 17, 2017

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.

PublicationsDecember 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.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.

PublicationsApril 1, 2015

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. 19% of Americans rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but the connections to digital resources that they offer are tenuous for many of these users.

PresentationsMay 9, 2014

Networked: The New Social Operating System in Civic Life

The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.

UncategorizedOctober 29, 2013

Statement of Aaron Smith – Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile

Statement of Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on “Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile.”

UncategorizedOctober 29, 2013

Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile – Senate Testimony

Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, gave testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.