This section contains charts and Excel data files of a selection of the Pew Internet Project's latest findings about internet and technology use among American adults (age 18+). For similar trends among American teens (ages 12-17), please see our teen trend charts.
A frequently updated table showing the current demographics of Internet users.
The latest data on gadget ownership among American adults.
What Internet Users Do Online
The percentage of Internet users who have “ever done” an online activity.
What Internet Users Do On An Average Day
The percentage of Internet users who do a given activity on a "typical day."
A chart showing the change in U.S. Internet penetration over time.
Home Broadband Adoption
A chart showing home broadband adoption since 2000.
Usage Over Time Spreadsheet
A very large Excel spreadsheet available for downloading, containing data points for all online activities, with user demographics, over time. Please read Tip Sheet (below) before downloading or using this spreadsheet.
Usage Over Time Tip Sheet
Information regarding purpose and use of the Usage Over Time spreadsheet. Please read before downloading the Excel file.