April 23, 2014

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Reprint, Redistribution, and Web-posting guidelines

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It is okay to reproduce a whole document, though we prefer that you link to it on our website. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization and as such we do not endorse people, products, businesses or positions on issues. Therefore, none of our material may be reproduced in a manner that suggests that we are endorsing anything. It must be obvious that the information/data/report was produced by us.

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If you intend to cite a Pew Internet & American Life Project report, report excerpt, chart or data point, we suggest that you cite us in your bibliography, endnotes or footnote in the following manner:

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An example: Horrigan, John. A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users. Pew Internet & American Life Project, May 6, 2007,http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/213/report_display.asp, accessed on May 10, 2007.