Thanks to Fred Stutzman for his work on the survey and literature review for this project. Thanks to Helen Ho, Elliot Panek, Nat Poor and the folks at Resolution Research for their work on the focus groups. Thanks to Kathryn Zickuhr for her work on the graphics in this report, and Katie Brown for her assistance with fact-checking. And thanks to other outside reviewers who gave us invaluable feedback on the survey design.
About the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring 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 surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives. The Pew Internet Project takes no positions on policy issues related to the internet or other communications technologies. It does not endorse technologies, industry sectors, companies, nonprofit organizations, or individuals.
About University of Michigan
This project was undertaken in collaboration with researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The project was partially funded by an endowment from alumni Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs to support research and teaching on the social consequences of information and communication technology. The mission of the University is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.