On behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the authors would like to acknowledge the contributions to this study by the following people:
Thanks to the following individuals for their assistance with and feedback on the survey instrument for the telephone survey associated with this report: Naomi Baron, Ulla Bunz, Eszter Hargittai, Andrea Matwynshyn, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Susannah Stern.
Thanks also to Christina Fiebich, Kelli Burns, Lindsay Porter, and Eulynn Shiu for their work developing and conducting the focus group research that contributes to this report. As always, we sincerely appreciate all those who participated in our survey and focus groups and gave freely of their time to share their experiences and opinions with us.
The careful guidance and hard work of Kristen Purcell and her colleagues at Princeton Survey Research Associates International was also crucial to this project.
We are equally grateful to all Pew Research Center staff who contributed editorial assistance throughout the process of drafting this report.
About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Pew Internet Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan initiative of the Pew Research Center that explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care, and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the internet’s growth and societal impact. Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project’s Web site: www.pewresearch.org/internet
About Princeton Survey Research Associates International: PSRAI conducted the survey that is covered in this report. It is an independent research company specializing in social and policy work. The firm designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys worldwide. Its expertise also includes qualitative research and content analysis. With offices in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., PSRAI serves the needs of clients around the nation and the world. The firm can be reached at 911 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, by telephone at 609-924-9204, by fax at 609-924-7499, or by email at: ResearchNJ@PSRA.com