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The data set contains questions about images from the war in Iraq, search engines, and prescription drugs online.
February-March 2004 Social Ties
This data set includes questions about the internet and social ties and relationships.
February 2004 Tracking
This dataset contains tracking questions about online activities. It also contains an extensive battery of questions pertaining to the volume of “spam” email, music downloading, instant messaging, broadband, and VOIP.
November 2003 Tracking
This data set contains questions about minor moments online, music downloading, and religion online.
November 2003 – Artist Callback
This data set is a callback survey of self-identified artists. It was used in the report “Artists, Musicians and the Internet”.
August 2003 e-Government Data Set
This data set asks questions about Internet users’ experiences with regard to government. Some of the topics addressed include looking for information about government services and benefits, requesting official government documents and data, expre…
June 2003 Data Set
This dataset contains tracking questions about online activities. It also contains an extensive battery of questions pertaining to the volume of “spam” email, Internet users’ attitudes towards spam and the use of email filtering.
March-May 2003 Data Set
In addition to tracking questions, this dataset also contains questions about content creation, weblogs (“blogs”), newsgroup participation and Web diaries.
March 2003 Iraq War Data Set
Contains questions about news consumption Internet use in relation to the war in Iraq. Also contains questions about opinions on the war.
December 2002 Tracking Data Set
In addition to basic tracking questions, this dataset also contains questions about holiday shopping online and health information online.