PublicationsAugust 22, 2019

In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks

Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.

PublicationsJuly 25, 2019

A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels

Fact SheetsJune 12, 2019

Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet

The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. Explore the patterns, trends and statistics of internet and home broadband adoption in the United States.

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.

PublicationsNovember 28, 2018

Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences

Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2018

Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons

An analysis of Youtube videos suggested by the site’s recommendation engine finds that users are directed toward progressively longer and more popular content

PublicationsJuly 11, 2018

Activism in the Social Media Age

As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement

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.

PublicationsApril 30, 2018

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

At the same time, the contours of connectivity are shifting: One-in-five Americans (20%) are now ‘smartphone only’ internet users at home.