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September 2013 – Library Typology
This survey contains questions about American adults’ (ages 16 and older) relationships with public libraries.
January 2014 – 25th Anniversary of the Web (Omnibus)
This survey contains questions about internet usage, cell and smartphone ownership, and Americans’ views about the role of the internet in their lives.
January 2014 – E-reading and Gadgets (Omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions about reading, e-reading, and various electronic devices.
October 2013 – Pictorial Activities (omnibus)
This omnibus data set contains questions about photo and video creation and sharing, and also measures of Instagram and Snapchat use on cell phones.
July 2013 – Anonymity (omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions about anonymity online.
July 2013 – Online Video (omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions about consumption and creation of online videos.
May 2013 – Online Dating
This data set contains questions about online dating, technology and existing relationships, and non-internet users.
January 2013 – Mobile Shopping (omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions about device ownership and cell phone usage during purchase decisions.
December 2012 – Facebook (omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions on people’s Facebook habits and attitudes.
November 2012 – The Social Vote (omnibus)
This omnibus survey contains questions about how voters shared who they voted for in the 2012 presidential campaign with others.