August 6, 2008

Search Engine Use

Questions and Data

Spring Tracking Survey 2008

Final Topline, 5/19/08

Data for April 8 – May 11, 2008

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

Sample: n = 2,251 adults, age 18 and older
Interviewing dates: 04.08.08 – 05.11.08

  • Margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points for results based on total sample [n=2,251]
  • Margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on internet users [n=1,553]

Q6a     Do you use the internet, at least occasionally?

Q6b     Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally?6

Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally?
 

Q7       Did you happen to use the internet YESTERDAY?7

Did you happen to use the internet YESTERDAY?

WEB1    Please tell me if you ever use the internet to do any of the following things.  Do you ever use the internet to…/Did you happen to do this yesterday, or not?8

Please tell me if you ever use the internet to do any of the following things. Do you ever use the internet to…/Did you happen to do this yesterday, or not?

  1. Prior to January 2005, question wording was “Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email?”
  2. Prior to January 2005, question wording was “Did you happen to go online or check your email yesterday?”
  3. Prior to January 2005, question wording was “Please tell me if you ever do any of the following when you go online. Do you ever...? / Did you happen to do this yesterday, or not?”