ReportJanuary 7, 2016

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.

ReportOctober 8, 2015

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.

ReportOctober 1, 2015

Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships

From heart emojis on Instagram to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in teen relationships.

ReportAugust 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.

ReportAugust 6, 2015

Teens, Technology and Friendships

American teens don’t just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.

ReportJuly 16, 2015

Parents and Social Media

Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.

ReportApril 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.”

ReportMarch 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.

ReportFebruary 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.

ReportJanuary 15, 2015

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.