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The public use microdata file from the 2007 Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS) is now available. This file contains information collected from more than 26,500 respondents aged 16 and over residing in private households in the 10 provinces.

The public use microdata file provides information about the extent and scope to which individual Canadians use the Internet. The survey content includes the location of use (e.g., at home, at work), the frequency and intensity of use, the specific uses of the Internet from the home, the purchase of products and services (electronic commerce), and other issues related to Internet use (such as concerns over privacy). This content is supplemented by information on socio-economic characteristics (e.g., age, income, education) and some sub-provincial geographic detail.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4432.

The CD-ROM Canadian Internet Use Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2007 (56M0003XCB, $2,350), along with complete documentation including a user guide and a codebook, is now available.

Results from the 2007 CIUS were released in The Daily on June 12 and November 17, 2008.

To obtain a copy of the CD-ROM, for more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Heather Berrea (613-951- 8613; toll-free 1-800-263-1136; fax: 613-951-0009;, Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division.