The UCLA Center for Communication Policy today released the third installment of their report, Surveying the Digital Future. The report addresses topics that include the following; Internet Users – Who is Online, Who is Not; Media Use and Trust; Consumer Behavior, Communications Patterns, Social Effects of the Internet (on family, children, friends, politics); the Internet at Work, and user satisfaction with the Internet. Results indicate that the majority of respondents believe the Internet is an important source of information, and spend more time online than watching television. However, levels of concern about ID theft are at an all time high.
Another recently released UCLA survey indicates that college freshmen spent less time studying and more time surfing the Net.