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This report was made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which received support for the project through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals.

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Primary researcher

John B. Horrigan, Senior Researcher

Research team

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research Aaron Smith, Associate Director, Research Andrew Perrin, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research

Editorial and graphic design

Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Shannon Greenwood, Copy Editor

Communications and web publishing

Shannon Greenwood, Associate Digital Producer Tom Caiazza, Communications Manager

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