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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”
June 26-Sept. 24, 2009 – Teens and Mobile Phones
This data set contains questions about teens and mobile phone usage. It was used in the reports “Teens and Mobile Phones”, “Teens and Sexting” and “Teens and Distracted Driving”.
Aug. 18-Sept. 14, 2009 – Reputation Management
This data set contains questions about how people monitor and maintain their online identities. It was used in the reports “Reputation Management and Social Media” and “Twitter and Status Updating Fall 2009”.
March 26-April 19, 2009 – Economy
This data set contains questions about the internet’s role in navigating the economic recession, as well as questions about broadband and wireless internet usage. It was used in the reports “The Internet and the Recession”, “Home Broadband Adoptio…
Nov. 19-Dec. 20, 2008 – Health
This data set contains questions about the internet and health care. It was used in our reports “The Social Life of Health Information” and “Chronic Disease and the Internet”.
Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2008 – Post Election
This data set contains questions about how citizens used the internet to get political information and to interact with the campaigns during the 2008 presidential race. It was used in the reports “The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008” and “Post-El…
July 9-Aug. 10, 2008 – Personal Networks and Communities
This data set contains questions about people’s personal discussion networks. It was used in the report “Social Isolation and New Technology”.
April 8-May 11, 2008 – Cloud Computing and Politics
This survey examines the state of civic and political involvement in America, and the ways in which technology plays a role in civic engagement. It was used in our report “The Internet and Civic Engagement”.
May 2008 — Cloud computing, politics and adult social networking
This data set contains questions about cloud computing, online political activities and adult usage of online social networks. It was used in the reports “Adults and Social Network Websites”, “Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services” and …