Oxford Internet Survey 2007 Report: The Internet in Britain

83 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2009

Date Written: July 1, 2007


Launched by the Oxford Internet Institute in 2003, OxIS has become an authoritative source of information about Internet access, use and attitudes - and the difference this makes for everyday life - in Britain. Areas covered include: digital and social inclusion and exclusion; regulation and governance of the Internet; privacy, trust and risk concerns; and uses of the Internet, including social networking, entertainment and online education. The OxIS 2007 survey is the third in a series, with previous surveys conducted in 2003 and 2005. Each has used a multi-stage national probability sample of 2000 people in the UK, enabling us to project estimates to Britain as a whole. OxIS provides the UK's link to the World Internet Project (WIP), an international collaborative project that joins over two dozen nations in studies of the social, economic and political implications of the Internet. The first part of this report focuses on describing users, ex-users and non-users, based on such attributes as their demographic characteristics, uses of, and attitudes towards, ICTs. The second part focuses on describing how people with different backgrounds use and think about the Internet. A description of the methodology is available at the end of this report, and the full protocol for the interviews is available on the OxIS website.

Keywords: Internet, survey, data, use, attitudes, access, digital and social inclusion and exclusion, regulation and governance of the Internet, privacy, trust, risk concerns, social networking, online education, technology, ICT, policy

Suggested Citation

Dutton, William H. and Helsper, Ellen Johanna, Oxford Internet Survey 2007 Report: The Internet in Britain (July 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1327033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1327033

William H. Dutton (Contact Author)

University of Southern California ( email )

3502 Watt Way #304
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Ellen Johanna Helsper

Independent ( email )

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