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Aug. 7-Sep. 16, 2013 – Pervasive Connectivity
This dataset contains questions about people’s opinions about Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, their willingness to talk about the revelations in various in-person and online settings, and their usage of various social media platforms.
Jan. 5-8, 2012 – Mobile Commerce
This dataset contains questions about mobile commerce.
June 18-21, 2009 – Video Uploading
This dataset contains questions about Americans’ use of the internet to watch, download or share videos.
Aug. 15-25, 2014 – Science Issues
This survey contains questions about Americans’ views on science issues.
March 17-April 12, 2015 – Libraries and Technology Use
This survey contains questions about American adults’ relationship with public libraries as well as their use of various technological devices.
Feb. 13-18, 2014 – Views of Science and the Future
This survey contains questions about Americans’ views of science and technology development in the next 50 years.
July 18-Sept. 30, 2013 – Library Typology
This survey contains questions about American adults’ (ages 16 and older) relationships with public libraries.
Jan. 9-12, 2014 – 25th Anniversary of the Web
This survey contains questions about internet usage, cell and smartphone ownership, and Americans’ views about the role of the internet in their lives.
Jan. 2-5, 2014 – E-Reading and Gadgets
This omnibus survey contains questions about reading, e-reading, and various electronic devices.
Oct. 3-6, 2013 – Pictorial Activities
This omnibus data set contains questions about photo and video creation and sharing, and also measures of Instagram and Snapchat use on cell phones.