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Methodology

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed by Ipsos. Data in this...

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/internet. Primary researchers Emily A. Vogels, Research Associate Andrew Perrin, Research Analyst Monica Anderson, Associate Director of Research Research team Lee Rainie, Director, Internet...

Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

Pew Research Center has been studying the role of technology and technology companies in Americans’ lives for many years. This study was conducted to understand Americans’ views about the role of major technology companies in the political landscape. For this analysis, we surveyed 4,708 U.S. adults from June 16 to 22, 2020. Everyone who took part is...

Methodology

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed by Ipsos. Data in this...

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/internet. Primary researchers Brooke Auxier, Research Associate Monica Anderson, Associate Director of Research Andrew Perrin, Research Analyst Erica Turner, Former Research Intern Research...

4. Parents’ attitudes – and experiences – related to digital technology

In today’s digitally connected world, parents have to manage their own relationship with the internet and mobile devices, along with managing their children’s use of and exposure to the same technology. This brings with it a host of both benefits and challenges. Parents, which includes those who have at least one child under the age of 18 but who may...

3. Parenting approaches and concerns related to digital devices

Digital connectivity offers children new ways to learn and connect, but there are widespread concerns that the internet and mobile devices give children easy access to inappropriate content and leave youth vulnerable to overuse and even bullying. Parents are especially concerned about the negative impact that smartphones may have on children, including...

2. Parental views about YouTube

According to YouTube, 1 billion hours of videos are watched on the site every day, and the platform has over 2 billion users. The video site has also emerged as a key platform in providing content for children. Fully 80% of all parents with a child age 11 or younger say their child ever watches videos on YouTube, with 53% reporting that their child...

1. Children’s engagement with digital devices, screen time

The use of the internet and the adoption of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets is widespread, and digital technologies play a significant role in the everyday lives of American families. This is also true for children, who may begin interacting with digital devices at young ages. In March, Pew Research Center asked parents a series of questions...

Parenting Children in the Age of Screens

Pew Research Center has long studied the changing nature of parenting and family dynamics as well as the adoption of digital technologies. This report focuses on how children engage with digital technologies, screens and social media, as well as parents’ attitudes about these behaviors, their concerns about their child’s use of technology, and their...

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