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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…
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”.
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”.
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 …
March 27-April 14, 2008 – Workers and Technology
This survey contains questions about the use of technology in the workplace. It was used in our report “Networked Workers”.
Nov. 1, 2007-Feb. 5, 2008 – Teens, Gaming and Civic Engagement
This data set contains questions about teens and gaming (the types of games they play, how often they play them, the platforms they play them on, and who they play them with) as well as questions about teens and involvement in civic activities. It…
Dec. 13, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008 – Families and Technology
This survey contains questions about the role of technology in family life. It was used in our report “Networked Families”.
Oct. 24-Dec. 7, 2007 – Internet User Typology
This data set contains questions about usage of, and attitudes towards, information and communications technologies. It served as the basis for “The Mobile Difference” typology report, and was also used in the reports “When Technology Fails” and “…
November 2007 – Teens and Writing
This data set contains questions about the writing teens do for school and for personal enjoyment; the electronic texts that they create; their technology ownership; and teen and parent attitudes towards technology and its impact on writing. It wa…