This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
CIUSECMP indicates whether or not a person directly uses a computer in the household for any reason.
This variable is part of the Computer Internet Supplement.
For most years the question text only includes the word 'computer.' However, in 2010 the question text specifies desktop, laptop, netbook and notebook computers.
In 2010 this question asks if the respondent or anyone in the household owns or uses a computer at home. Prior to 2010 the respondent answered whether each household member individually uses a computer at home. Given the two changes (individual to household level, and "use" to "use or own"), the data from 2010 are not directly comparable to the previous years.
A comparable question was not asked in 2011. For a similar variable for 2011, see CINUMCMP.
- Oct 1997, Sep 2001, and Oct 2003: Persons age 3+ who have a computer in the household.
- Oct 2010: Civilians age 3+.