December 22, 2003

America's Online Pursuits

Acknowledgements

On behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the author would like to acknowledge the contributions to this study by the following people:

Susannah Fox, Deborah Fallows, Amanda Lenhart, John Horrigan, and Tom Spooner generously provided their time and editorial insights. The author is also grateful for the contributions of Erin O’Grady, Cornelia Carter, Peter Bell, Pavani Reddy, and the rest of the Pew Internet Project staff who helped this project move forward. A special thanks to all whose prior research was integrated into this report.

The author would also like to thank Linda Griffin Kean, of Kean Insights Communications, who edited and designed this report, and Carolyn McHale, of BoldFace Design, who created the demographic charts.

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project:

The Pew Internet Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care, and civic/political life. The project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the Internet’s growth and societal impact. Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project’s Web site: www.pewinternet.org

About Princeton Survey Research Associates:

PSRA conducted the surveys that are covered in this report. It is an independent research company specializing in social and policy work. The firm designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys worldwide. Its expertise also includes qualitative research and content analysis. With offices in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., PSRA serves the needs of clients around the nation and the world. The firm can be reached at 911 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, by telephone at 609-924-9204, by fax at 609-924-7499, or by email at ResearchNJ@PSRA.com