Building NTIA’s Next Internet Use Survey: Looking for feedback

I wanted to pass this opportunity to chime in…

Today, NTIA began seeking public comment on the next edition of our Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), which will go into the field in November 2017 and will build on previous research to track the evolving ways Americans are using new information technology. We set out to create a 2017 questionnaire that represents a logical evolution from 2015, keeping questions intact to preserve time-series comparisons where possible, while strategically reworking some portions to yield better and more relevant data. For example, we added a few new online activity questions to learn how Americans are engaging in the sharing economy and publishing their own blog posts, videos, and other original content. | Read more >>


We welcome feedback from everyone on how we might improve this next survey, whether you have used our datasets, followed our research, or are otherwise interested in contributing ideas. If you’re interested in participating, you can review the draft survey instrument and follow the instructions for commenting in the Federal Register notice. | View the Federal Register notice >>


We’re excited to build on our previous research with the upcoming November 2017 CPS Supplement. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.



The NTIA Data Team

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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