Survey of Computer and Internet Use

This questionnaire is part of a study of computer and Internet use. Your participation in this study is voluntary, and your answers will form part of a statistical study and will not identify you as an individual.

Please first answer these background questions, then complete the rest of the survey.

Sex: Male Female
Age: years

Which of the following best describes your educational level?

None
Some elementary school
Some secondary school
Some university
Advanced degree

In what country were you born?
In what country do you presently reside?
What is your religion?

In which of the following settings have you ever made use of a computer connected to the Internet? (check all that apply)

cybercafe or other setting open to the public
library
at home
at a friend's home
at school or work

In which of the following settings do you most frequently use a computer to access the Internet?

cybercafe or other setting open to the public
library
at home
at a friend's home
at school or work

How often do you access the Internet?

Once a month or less
Once a week
Several times a week
Every day
Several times a day

How many hours per week do you spend online?

When you access the Internet, which of the following do you usually do? (check all that apply)

use the World Wide Web for your own entertainment
use the World Wide Web for your school or work purposes
send or receive email
use IRC or chat rooms
use AOL/Instant Messenger, Microsoft NetMeeting, or other one to one conversation
play computer games
write on a word processor
download music or video
use other computer applications
What other application do you most commonly use?

Do you have certain Web sites that you visit regularly?

Yes No

If yes, please list some of your most popular Web sites (with addresses, if you know them).

What sorts of Web sites have you visited in the last month? (check all that apply)

Chat
Retail sales
Educational/school
Games
Music/Film/Celebrity
News
Religion
Sports
Other (please specify)

Do you have a personal Web page?

Yes No

Do you have at least one nickname you use in chat, instant message, or email?

Yes No

Do you ever pretend to be someone else (e.g., different age, sex, or appearance) in chat, instant message, or email?

Yes No

Have you ever become romantically involved while on-line with someone you did not know in person but met through chat or instant messaging?

Yes No

Have you ever become romantically involved in real life with someone you first met through chat or instant messaging?

Yes No

Here are other things some people do on the Internet. What about you? Have you ever...? (check all that apply)

had someone give you false information about themselves in an email or instant message
used email or instant messages to talk to someone you had never met before
given your password to a friend or someone you know
pretended to be a different person when you were emailing or instant messaging someone
sent prank email or an email "bomb"
blocked instant messages from a person you did not want to hear from

Do you play interactive combat or adventure games (e.g., Quake, Tomb Raider) on the Internet?

Yes No

Do you play interactive strategy games (e.g., Age of Empires, Starcraft) with other people on the Internet?

Yes No

Do you participate in role-playing or simulation games (e.g., EverQuest, The Sims) with other people on the Internet?

Yes No

If you play any game on the Internet, what is your favorite game?

How many hours per week do you spend playing this game?


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