Multi-section ReportsFebruary 22, 2016

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Jacob Poushter, Senior Researcher Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes Research James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Danielle Cuddington, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Margaret Havemann, Senior Researcher Gijs van Houten, International Survey Methodologist Michael Keegan, Information Graphics […]

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 22, 2016

Methodology

About the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2015 Global Attitudes Survey Results for the survey are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available on […]

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 22, 2016

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress. To that end, there has been a noticeable rise over the past two years in the percentage of people in the emerging and developing nations surveyed by Pew Research Center who say that they use the internet and own a smartphone.

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Cell Phones in Africa: Communication Lifeline

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Multi-section ReportsMarch 19, 2015

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life. And so far, people in emerging and developing nations say that the increasing use of the internet has been a good influence in the realms of education, personal relationships and the economy.