Publics in Emerging Economies Worry Social Media Sow Division, Even as They Offer New Chances for Political Engagement
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
Compare the rates of social media platform and messaging app usage in 11 countries around the world
Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.
Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies
Access to mobile phones and social media is common across emerging economies. People around the world see certain benefits from these technologies, yet there are also concerns about their impact on children.
Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data
About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site’s classifications do not accurately represent them.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans
Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will.
Public Perspectives on Food Risks
Majorities of Americans see at least some risk from food produced using hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or artificial ingredients; half the public says that foods with genetically modified ingredients are worse for one’s health than foods without.
Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms
Despite the growing presence of algorithms in daily life, the U.S. public expresses broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions.
Most Americans Accept Genetic Engineering of Animals That Benefits Human Health, but Many Oppose Other Uses
Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.
Public Views of Gene Editing for Babies Depend on How It Would Be Used
Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology
Shareable quotes from experts about the impact of digital life
Stories from experts about the impact of digital life, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet.