Computer & Internet Access

Computer & Internet Access

In survey year 2000, respondents were asked if they had access to a computer at home running specified operating systems, whether they could access the web using a browser and whether they could access the internet through a modem or other connection. These questions were also asked in the 2002-2012 survey rounds but only if the respondent had not reported internet access at a previous interview.

In 2014, all respondents answered a short, updated question series about internet use. They were asked if they had an electronic device they could use to access the internet and, if so, which devices they used most often: laptop, tablet, cell phone, etc.

Survey Instruments and Documentation Computer access questions are found in the Income and Assets (2000-2004), the Retirement Expectations Part 2 section (2006), and in the Interview End section (2008-2014).
Areas of Interest The computer/internet access variables are found in the "Computer Access" area of interest.