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Jan 1, 2010

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”.

Dec 1, 2009

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”

Sep 1, 2009

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”.

Sep 1, 2009

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”.

Apr 19, 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…

Dec 1, 2008

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 4, 2008

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…

Aug 1, 2008

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”.

Aug 1, 2008

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 11, 2008

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 …