Online Dating: What’s Your View?
Technology is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America, and online dating sites are an important part of that story. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population by first answering a few questions, then compare your responses with the 2,252 randomly sampled adults who took part in a nationally representative survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
Online Dating & Relationships
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.
Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.
Online Video 2013
The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.
The Mobile Difference
of Pew Internet’s mobile connectivity findings and their implications for libraries
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
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.
More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.
Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
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.