PublicationsNovember 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.

PublicationsOctober 29, 2015

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

Smartphone and tablet ownership continues to rise, while the adoption of some digital devices has slowed and even declined in recent years.

PublicationsAugust 26, 2015

Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off. This creates new social challenges, as people believe that different public and social settings warrant different sensitivities for civil behavior.

PublicationsAugust 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.

PublicationsApril 9, 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”

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.

PublicationsMarch 16, 2015

Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.

PresentationsFebruary 25, 2015

The Fourth Digital Revolution

Lee Rainie discusses the rise of the internet of things and how all the data it creates will enrich the picture we have about what is happening in communities and media.

PublicationsDecember 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.

PublicationsNovember 12, 2014

Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.