Pew Internet and American Life Project


The diagnosis difference

This paper explores how US adults with chronic health conditions gather, share, and create health information, both online and offline. The paper finds a “diagnosis difference” that is tied to several aspects of health care and technology use. For example, holding other variables constant (including...

Photo and video sharing grow online

This study finds that 54% of American internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. The mobile landscape has also added to photo- and video-sharing. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram have capitalized on...

Online dating and relationships

This paper presents the results of a United States-wide survey of dating and relationships in the digital era. Overview One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of these online daters have gone on a date with someone...

Tablet and e-reader ownership update

Overview The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader...

Online video 2013

Overview Over the past four years, the percent of American adult internet users who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today. That includes 18% of adult internet users who post videos they have created or recorded themselves—many of...