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July 16-Aug. 7, 2012 – Civic Engagement
This data set contains questions about people’s civic behaviors and attitudes. It was used in the report “Civic Engagement in the Digital Age”.
March 15-April 3, 2012 – Cell Phones
Our April 2012 tracking survey contains data on cell phone ownership, usage and attitudes.
Jan. 20-Feb. 19, 2012 – Search, Social Networks and Politics
Our February 2012 tracking survey contains data on search engine usage, and political interactions on social networking sites.
Nov. 16-Dec. 21, 2011 – Reading Habits
This survey contains questions on reading habits, library use and e-reader ownership.
July 25-Aug. 26, 2011 – Apps and Social Media Climate
Our August 2011 tracking survey contains data on apps usage for tablets and cell phones, as well as adult data on the climate of social networking sites.
April 19-July 14, 2011 – Teens and Online Behavior
Our 2011 teens survey contains data about teens’ experiences online and perceptions of the online climate.
April 26-May 22, 2011 – Mobile
Important note for analysis of mobile activities: To analyze certain mobile activities questions…
Jan. 12-25, 2011 – Local News
Our January 2011 tracking survey contains questions about people’s sources of online news information.
Nov. 23-Dec. 21, 2010 – Social Side of the Internet
Our December 2010 survey contains data on the role of technology in group formation and engagement. It was used in the report “The Social Side of the Internet”.
Oct. 20-Nov. 28, 2010 – Facebook and Social Support
This survey contains questions about social media use, personal connections, and social support.