Americans’ ChatGPT and what they’ve tried using it for. A new analysis just published by Pew Research Center.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults (58%) have heard at least a little about ChatGPT, though relatively few have tried it themselves, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March. Among those who have tried ChatGPT, a majority report it has been at least somewhat useful.
Among the key findings
– There are considerable demographic differences in awareness of this chatbot. For example, roughly eight-in-ten adults with a postgraduate degree have heard a lot (32%) or a little (47%) about this artificial intelligence program, while 71% of those with a bachelor’s degree say the same. A smaller share of those who have some college education (59%) say they’ve heard of it. By comparison, 41% of those with a high school education or less are familiar with ChatGPT. A similar pattern emerges with household income.
– 14% of all U.S. adults have personally tried ChatGPT. Among the subset of Americans who have heard of ChatGPT, 19% say they have used the chatbot for entertainment and 14% have used it to learn something new. About one-in-ten adults who have heard of ChatGPT and are currently working for pay have used it at work.
– Roughly four-in-ten Americans who have tried ChatGPT say it has been somewhat useful. Younger adults tend to find ChatGPT more useful than older adults. About four-in-ten adults under 50 who have used it (38%) say it was extremely or very useful, whereas only about a quarter of users 50 and older (24%) say the same.