Computer and Internet Use Sample Notes
The Computer and Internet Use supplement is sponsored by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Questions regarding Computer and Internet Use have been sporadically included in Current Population Survey supplements since 1984. The questions have primarily appeared as a portion of the October Education supplement, but were also included as a separate supplement in the December 1998, August 2000, and September 2001 samples. In early years questions primarily address computer uses and locations. Questions regarding internet use were introduced in 1998 and a greater focus was placed on access. Starting in 2007 the supplement title was changed to "Internet Use" and included minimal questions regarding computer use.
It is also important to note that in 2010 and 2012 Computer and Internet Use questions were only asked at the household level, therefore all person records within a household are identical in regards to Computer and Internet Use variables.
Users should use CISUPPWT to tally this supplement. Sample weights for the Computer and Internet Use supplements are identical to the basic survey sample weights for years prior to 2007. A separate supplement weight became available beginning in 2007. CIPWT is also available for 2001 on and is appropriate for specific supplement variables. See CIPWT description for details.