On behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the authors would like to acknowledge the contributions to this study by the following people:
Niki Woodard, a research intern for the Project, contributed a literature review and editorial insights.
About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Pew Internet & American Life Project produces reports that explore the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world. Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center. The project’s website: www.pewresearch.org/internet
About Princeton Survey Research Associates: PSRA 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., PSRA 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