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The UCLA Internet Report – "Surveying the Digital Future"

UCLA Center for Communications Policy

 

 

1. Political Participation and the Internet

 

Question: By using the Internet…

  Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Total
Disagree
Total
Agree
…you can have more political power.

Internet Users 19.8 17.5 33.3 19.9 9.4 37.3 29.3
Non-users 36.1 12.8 34.3 8.7 8.1 48.9 16.8

 


…you have more say about what the government does.

Internet Users 23.3 18.7 34.1 16.6 7.3 42.0 23.9
Non-users 36.3 14.1 33.4 10.1 6.1 50.4 16.2

 


…you can better understand politics.

Internet Users 10.3 10.9 33.2 31.1 14.5 21.2 45.6
Non-users 22.9 11.0 37.8 17.9 10.4 33.9 28.3

 


…public officials will care more about what you think.

Internet Users 18.9 17.5 35.8 19.7 8.1 36.4 27.8
Non-users 29.8 14.5 34.8 11.4 9.5 44.3 20.9

 

 

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"The UCLA Internet Report: Surveying the Digital Future"

UCLA Center for Communications Policy

2. Importance of Information Sources
Question: How important are these sources of information to you?
(Percentage of people responding "important" or "extremely important.")

  Books Internet Magazines Newspapers Radio Television
Internet Users 73.1 67.3 44.3 69.3 46.8 53.1
Non-users 67.4 25.9 39.4 66.4 55.4 66.1

 

(Percentage of people responding "not important at all" or "not particularly important.")

  Books Internet Magazines Newspapers Radio Television

Internet Users

9.6 8.3 21.5 11.9 22.7 17.7
Non-users 12.5 52.1 27.1 13.0 18.8 10.7

 


3. Internet Credibility
Question: How much information on the Internet is reliable and accurate?
  None A Small
Portion
About Half Most All
Internet Users 0.4 7.1 37.7 52.1 2.6

Non-users

3.7 18.4 45.7 29.4 2.9

 


4. Privacy and the Internet

Question: People who go online put their privacy at risk.


  Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Agree
Internet Users 3.7 8.0 24.7 28.2 35.4
Non-users 9.7 3.4 10.8 15.9 60.2