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

Social Media Fact Sheet

Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. Explore the demographic patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape.

PublicationsMay 13, 2019

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.

PublicationsMay 9, 2019

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media.

Pew Research CenterApril 24, 2019

Sizing Up Twitter Users

Twitter users are younger, more likely to identify as Democrats, more highly educated and have higher incomes than U.S. adults overall.

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

PublicationsSeptember 27, 2018

A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying

59% of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, and a similar share says it’s a major problem for people their age. At the same time, teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing this issue.

PublicationsAugust 22, 2018

How Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions

Roughly half of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction.