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February-April 2006 Gadgets and Internet Typology
This dataset contains questions about usage and attitudes towards Information and Communication Technologies. It served as the basis for the May 2007 “Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users”, and was also used in the “Home Bro…
March 2006 – Cell Phones
This data set contains questions about cell phone usage and attitudes, and includes respondents reached via cell-owner sample. It was used in the report “Americans and Their Cell Phones”.
Bloggers Callback Survey
This is the dataset for our bloggers callback survey. It is used in our 2006 Bloggers report.
January 2006 – Exploratorium
This data set contains questions about science and sources of news and scientific information. It was used in the report “The Internet as a Resource for News and Information About Science.”
December 2005, Online News and User-generated Content
This dataset was the basis for the March 2006 “Online News” report. Data from this survey is also featured in the “Home Broadband Adoption 2006” report, “Online Banking 2006,” and “Finding Answers Online in Sickness and in Health.”
September 2005 – Online Dating
This data set contains questions about online dating and Hurricane Katrina donations. It was used in the reports “Online Dating” and “Romance in America”.
May-June 2005 Spyware
This data set includes questions about spyware, adware, and related computer problems. Data set also includes questions asked of non-internet users about why they do not go online.
February-March 2005 Major Moments
This data set includes questions about the influence of the internet on major life decisions.
January 2005 tracking
This data set includes basic tracking questions.
November-December 2004 Tracking
The data set contains questions about blogging, health issues online, along with tracking questions.