Welcome to the first UCLA Internet Report, “Surveying the Digital Future.” This project – in planning
for four years and now the result of more than nine months of field research, data gathering, and analysis
– was created to serve as a comprehensive, year-to-year examination of the impact of the Internet. Our
goal is to explore how the Internet influences social, political, cultural, and economic behavior and ideas,
as measured by the behavior, attitudes, values, and perceptions of both Internet users and non-users.