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Questions - Internet - January 4-5, 2011

Most Say No to Government Regulation of Search Engines
Most Web Users Say Internet Better Value Than Cable TV
Most Internet Users Have Privacy Concerns About Their Online Searches
U.S. Internet Users Give High Marks to Search Engines
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National Survey of 740 Adult Internet Users
Conducted January 4-5, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports



1* How often do you go online and use the Internet - rarely or never, once a week or less, several times a week, every day or nearly every day?


2* Generally speaking, which is a better value for the dollar – the Internet or cable television?


3* In terms of finding what information you need, how do you rate today’s Internet search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing …excellent, good, fair or poor?


4* Generally speaking, are today’s Internet search engines fast enough?


5* Do you instinctively turn to the Internet to answer routine questions?


6* Do you generally use the same Internet search engine all the time?


7* Which is a bigger problem when you use an Internet search engine – that you can’t find what you need or that your query generates too much irrelevant data?


8* Is there a need for government regulation of the way that search engines select the recommendations they provide?


9* How concerned are you about the privacy of your Internet searches?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence