ERIC Number: ED056692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A National Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward Computers.
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.; Time, Inc., New York, NY.
The general public's attitudes towards continually expanding computer usage is frequently speculated about but is far from understood. This study is aimed at providing objective data on the public's attitudes towards computers, their uses, their perceived impact on the American economy as well as on the individual, and their future uses. The report discusses selected data but these are intended to be illustrative of rather than a definitive summary of major results. Survey results are based on 1,001 telephone interviews with a statistically drawn probability sample of the population (adults, 18 years and over) of the United States. Thus, it is believed that the figures presented can be extrapolated with a reasonable degree of accuracy to the entire American adult population. Although attitude studies are subject to a wide variety of interpretations, it is believed that this study is a significant step forward in the search for a better understanding of the public point of view on computers. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computer Science, Computers, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Social Attitudes, Surveys
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc., 210 Summit Ave., Montvale, N.J. 07645 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.; Time, Inc., New York, NY.
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