By Maeve Duggan Summary of Findings Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users. Pew Research asked respondents about six different forms of online harassment.
A survey of U. Yet the share of online adults saying this has declined by a modest but still significant 6 percentage points since earlywhen the Center first asked the question. Meanwhile, the share saying the internet has been a mostly bad thing for society is largely unchanged over that time: This shift in opinion regarding the ultimate social impact of the internet is particularly stark among older Americans, despite the fact that older adults have been especially rapid adopters of consumer technologies such as social media and smartphones in recent years.
The attitudes of younger adults have remained more consistent over that time: As was true in our survey, college graduates are more likely than those with lower levels of educational attainment to say the internet has had a positive impact on society and less likely to say it has had a negative impact.
Positive views of the internet are often tied to information access and connecting with others; negative views are based on a wider range of issues Those who think the internet has had a good impact on society tended to focus on two key issues, according to follow-up items which allowed respondents to explain their views in their own words.
By contrast, those who think the internet is a bad thing for society gave a wider range of reasons for their opinions, with no single issue standing out.
These responses also included references to the spread and prevalence of fake news or other types of false information: They also report living in lower-income households. This phenomenon is also notably more prevalent among blacks and Hispanics than among whites.
Conversely, relatively well-educated and financially well-off Americans are substantially more likely to say they do have a traditional broadband connection at home. A large share of this group is not online at all: In other cases, the share without home broadband or a smartphone represents Americans who go online using other means.
And as was the case with smartphone-only internet usage, those who lack both broadband service and a smartphone are disproportionately likely to be from certain segments of the population.
The Center has used several different question wordings to identify broadband users in recent years. Our survey conducted in July used a directly comparable question wording to the one used in this survey.Search Engines Internet search engines are a big part of how we find things online.
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