January 7, 2007

Social Networking Websites and Teens

Questions and Data

Parents & Teens 2006 Survey

Final Topline 12/01/06

Data for October 23 – November 19, 2006

Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Pew Internet & American Life Project

Sample: n = 935 parents of 12-17 year-olds
935 12-17 year-olds [886 online teens, 49 offline teens]

Interviewing dates: 10.23.06 – 11.19.06

  • Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on all parents
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for results based on parents of online teens
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on all teens
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points for results based on online teens

SNS11   Have you ever created your own profile online that others can see, like on a social networking site like MySpace or Facebook?

SNS11 Have you ever created your own profile online that others can see, like on a

SNS11b Where is the profile you use or update most often? (OPEN-END)

SNS11b Where is the profile you use or update most often? (OPEN-END)

SNS12   Is your profile currently visible?

SNS13   Is your profile visible to anyone, or visible only to your friends?

SNS13 Is your profile visible to anyone, or visible only to your friends?

SNS17   About how often do you visit social networking sites?  

SNS17 About how often do you visit social networking sites?

SNS18   What are the different ways you use social networking sites?  Do you ever use those sites to…?

SNS18 What are the different ways you use social networking sites? Do you ever use those sites to…?

SNS21   We’d like to know the specific ways you communicate with your friends using social networking sites.  Do you ever…?

SNS21 We’d like to know the specific ways you communicate with your friends using social networking sites. Do you ever…?