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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.
Oct. 7-10, 2010 – Twitter
This data set contains questions about Twitter use, and was used in our 2010 update on Twitter adoption.
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2010 – Paid Content
This omnibus survey contains questions about the types of content users purchase online. It was used in the report “Paying for Online Content”.
Nov. 3-24, 2010 – Post Election
Our November 2010 Post Election survey contains questions about how the internet was used for news gathering and political engagement in the context of the 2010 midterm elections.
Aug. 9-Sept. 13, 2010 – Health
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 Infor…
April 29-May 30, 2010 – Cellphones
Our May 2010 survey contains questions about wireless internet use, broadband adoption and attitudes, adult text messaging habits and the use of mobile phone applications.
Dec. 28, 2009-Jan. 19, 2010 – Online News
This data set contains questions about people’s online news seeking behavior. It was used in the report “Understanding the Participatory News Consumer”.
Nov. 30-Dec. 27, 2009 – Government Online
This data set contains questions about citizens’ online interactions with government. It was used in the reports “Government Online” and “Neighbors Online”