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Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Common Sense Media
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
cellular phones; child development; computer use; education; games; Internet; media use; music; reading; technology; television; television viewing
  • Abstract

    This data is from a large-scale, nationally representative survey, the second in Common Sense's series on children's media use; the first was conducted in 2011 (Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America). By replicating the methods used in 2011, the study documented how children's media environments and behaviors have changed. The study universe were parent's of children ages 0 to 8 in the U.S., and covered media ranging from books/reading and music to mobile interactive media like smartphones and tablets.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to gather reliable data about children's media use, including which platforms they are using, the activities or content they are engaging in, and how media use varies by age, gender, and socioeconomic status.
  • Methods

    This web-based survey uses a probability-based online panel to represent the United States. Respondents were randomly recruited using address-based sampling and random digital dial telephone surveys. The survey questionnaire was offered in English and Spanish.
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2013
  • Collection date: 2013-05-21--2013-06-13
  • 2013-05-21 / 2013-06-13
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Parents of children who are between the ages of 0 to 8. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
This report is based on a nationally representative survey of 1,463 parents of children age 8 and under including an over-sample of African-American and Latino parents. It uses a probability-based online panel designed to be representative of the United States. Members of the panel were randomly recruited to participate using address-based sampling and random-digit-dial telephone surveys. Households that were not already online were provided with notebook computers and dial-up Internet access for the purpose of participating.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 37491 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37491.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-12-19 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-12-19

Common Sense Media (2019): Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, 2013. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.