InteractivesMarch 7, 2019

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.

PublicationsMarch 7, 2019

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.

PublicationsJanuary 16, 2019

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.

PublicationsDecember 10, 2018

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.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2018

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.

PublicationsNovember 16, 2018

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.

PublicationsAugust 16, 2018

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.

PublicationsJuly 26, 2018

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

Pew Research CenterJuly 3, 2018

Shareable quotes from experts about the impact of digital life

Stories from experts about the impact of digital life, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet.

PublicationsJuly 3, 2018

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend to report that their own experience of digital life has been positive.