In survey year 2000, a short set of questions was presented at the end of the survey, gathering information on computer access. 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. After 2000, these questions were asked only of respondents who had not reported web access at a previous interview.
Survey Instruments and Documentation
Computer access questions are found in various sections at the end of the interview beginning in the year 2000. They are found in the Income and Assets (2000-2004), the Retirement Expectations Part 2 section (2006), and in the Interview End section (2008-2012).
Areas of Interest
The computer/internet access variables are found in the â€œComputer Accessâ€ area of interest.