Thanks to the following individuals for their assistance with and feedback on the survey instrument for the telephone survey associated with this report: Naomi Baron, Ulla Bunz, Eszter Hargittai, Andrea Matwynshyn, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Susannah Stern.

Thanks also to Christina Fiebich, Kelli Burns, Lindsay Porter, and Eulynn Shiu for their work on the development of and conducting of the focus group research that contributes to this report. Also thanks to Katherine Murray for her editorial assistance.

Thanks especially to our focus group participants who gave freely of their time and insight, and contributed immeasurably to this report.

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Pew Internet Project produces reports that explore the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care, and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world. Support for the non-profit Pew Internet Project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center. The Project’s Web site:

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