Generations and their gadgets
While many devices have become popular across generations, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using their cell phones for a variety of functions.
A closer look at generations and cell phone ownership
Eighty-five percent of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone, and one-third (33%) of those who do not own a cell phone live in a household with at least one working mobile phone. This means that overall, overall, 90% of all adults live in a hou…
Use of the internet in higher-income households
Those in households earning over $75,000 are different from other Americans in their tech ownership and use.
Technology Trends Among People of Color
Trends in technology use and adoption among African-Americans and Latinos
Cell phones and American adults
Adults make just as many calls, but text less often than teens. Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.
Latinos Online 2010
Technology use among foreign-born Latinos continues to lag significantly behind that of their U.S.-born counterparts.
Problems associated with surveying small demographic groups
Why doesn’t Pew Internet report findings for Asians, Pacific Islanders or other groups as part of its standard demographic variables?
Home Broadband 2010
Broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010, but growth among African-Americans jumped well above the national average; 53% of Americans do not think affordable broadband should be a government priority.
Open Research Since 2000
Free survey data about the impact of the internet, going back to the year 2000.
The internet gives citizens new paths to government services and information.