This data set contains questions about the internet and health care. It was used in our reports "Americans Living with Disability", "Health Topics", "Cancer 2.0", "Mobile Health 2010", "Peer-to-Peer Healthcare" and "The Social Life of Health Information, 2011."

UncategorizedJuly 12, 2012

Family Caregivers Online

Thirty percent of U.S. adults provide support to a loved one. The internet is a key information and communications resource for this front-line labor force.

UncategorizedAugust 2, 2011

Mind the Gap: Peer-to-peer Healthcare

How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.

UncategorizedMay 12, 2011

The Social Life of Health Information, 2011

The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.

UncategorizedFebruary 28, 2011

Peer-to-peer Health Care

Many people – especially those living with chronic or rare diseases – use online connections to supplement professional medical advice.

UncategorizedFebruary 3, 2011

Generations and their gadgets

While many devices have become popular across generations, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using their cell phones for a variety of functions.

UncategorizedFebruary 1, 2011

Health Topics

Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey, which finds that 80% of internet users gather health information online.

UncategorizedJanuary 21, 2011

Americans living with disability and their technology profile

People living with disability are less likely than other adults to use the internet.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2010

4% of online Americans use location-based services

4% of online adults use a location-based service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby.

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2010

Mobile Health 2010

The online health-information environment is going mobile, particularly among younger adults.

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2010

Americans and their gadgets

As the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment.