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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.
Teens & Parents 2004
This data set includes questions about how teenagers and their parents use the internet (October – Novemeber 2004).
Post-Election 2004 Tracking Survey
The data set contains questions about the 2004 election along with tracking questions.
July 2004 Selective Exposure
This data set contains questions about 2004 election issues including the war in Iraq, gay marriage, and free trade.