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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…
September 2007 – Consumer Choice
This data set contains questions about how people research, buy and evaluate products they purchase online. It includes modules on cell phones, real estate and music and was used in the reports “Online Shopping” and “The Internet and Consumer Choi…
Libraries Survey 2007
This data set contains questions about the sources and approaches people use to get information and to solve common problems. It was used in the report “Information Searches that Solve Problems”.
February-March 2007 Tracking
This data set contains basic tracking questions, as well as questions about online video and how internet users are affected by spam email. It was used in the reports “Online Video”, “Home Broadband Adoption 2007” and “Spam 2007”.
December 2006 – Digital Footprints
This data set contains questions about the information people post online and what they search for about themselves and others. It was used in the “Digital Footprints” report.
November 2006 Post-Election Tracking
This data set contains questions about the 2006 elections and sources of information about the campaign. It was used in the reports “Election 2006 Online” and “Robocalls During the 2006 Campaign” and contains both RDD and cell phone respondents.
November 2006 – Parents and Teens
This data set contains questions about parent/teen internet usage, attitudes towards technology and teen experiences online. It was used in the reports “Teens and Social Media”, “Parent and Teen Internet Use”, “Teens and Online Stranger Contact”, …
August 2006 – Health
This data set contains questions about how individuals use the internet to search for health information and resources. It was used in the reports “Online Health Search 2006” and “E-patients with a Disease or Chronic Disability”.