Aggregate Results for the Sign-up Questionnaire

The Firefox User Panel is an initiative to better understand how people use the Web. Over 5000 people signed up to provide feedback on Firefox and their Web experiences. To create a diverse panel, the Mozilla community encouraged friends, family, co-workers and others from a variety of backgrounds to participate.

This page contains the aggregate results from the initial sign-up questionnaire, and represents the current composition of the user panel. Answers from this questionnaire will be used to better guide and understand future surveys.

Please note: This questionnaire was not a random sampling of Internet users, and is not meant to reflect the populace at large.




How long have you been using Firefox?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  I do not use Firefox
Answers: 210
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Answers: 210
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Less than 3 months
Answers: 469
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Less than 3 months
Answers: 469
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3-12 months
Answers: 702
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3-12 months
Answers: 702
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  1-2 years
Answers: 1949
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  1-2 years
Answers: 1949
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Over 2 years
Answers: 2144
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Over 2 years
Answers: 2144
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What Web browser do you use most often?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  Firefox
Answers: 4513
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Answers: 4513
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Internet Explorer
Answers: 541
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Internet Explorer
Answers: 541
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Safari
Answers: 148
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Safari
Answers: 148
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Camino
Answers: 26
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Camino
Answers: 26
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  SeaMonkey
Answers: 23
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  SeaMonkey
Answers: 23
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Opera
Answers: 112
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Opera
Answers: 112
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Netscape
Answers: 41
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Netscape
Answers: 41
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Other
Answers: 70
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Other
Answers: 70
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How would you rate your technical skills?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  Modest or Beginner skills (I usually need someone to help me with changes to my computer.)
Answers: 266
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Modest or Beginner skills (I usually need someone to help me with changes to my computer.)
Answers: 266
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Computer literate (I can configure my computer and install applications on my own.)
Answers: 606
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Computer literate (I can configure my computer and install applications on my own.)
Answers: 606
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Experienced user (I regularly try out new products/technologies and use advanced features.)
Answers: 1952
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Experienced user (I regularly try out new products/technologies and use advanced features.)
Answers: 1952
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Power user (I am on the cutting edge and am usually the first to try out new technologies. I hack things together and have no fear.)
Answers: 1093
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Power user (I am on the cutting edge and am usually the first to try out new technologies. I hack things together and have no fear.)
Answers: 1093
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Technology professional (I work in the computer industry in a technical capacity.)
Answers: 1556
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  Technology professional (I work in the computer industry in a technical capacity.)
Answers: 1556
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How much time do you usually spend using the Web per week?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  Less than 1 hour
Answers: 42
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Answers: 42
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  1-5 hours
Answers: 356
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  1-5 hours
Answers: 356
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  6-10 hours
Answers: 639
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  6-10 hours
Answers: 639
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  11-20 hours
Answers: 1052
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  11-20 hours
Answers: 1052
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  21-40 hours
Answers: 1664
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  21-40 hours
Answers: 1664
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  More than 40 hours
Answers: 1719
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  More than 40 hours
Answers: 1719
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How many days do you usually use the Internet per week?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  1
Answers: 20
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Answers: 20
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  2
Answers: 41
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  2
Answers: 41
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3
Answers: 74
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3
Answers: 74
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  4
Answers: 114
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  4
Answers: 114
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  5
Answers: 400
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  5
Answers: 400
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  6
Answers: 695
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  6
Answers: 695
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  7
Answers: 4129
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Answers: 4129
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Which of the following desktop applications do you use?

(Each Respondent could choose ANY of the following options:)
Response Total % of Total Respondents %
Email (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, email accessed outside of the web) 4459
82%
Calendars (e.g. Outlook, iCal) 2102
39%
Instant messaging (e.g. Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger - AIM, iChat) 3977
73%
Digital media applications (e.g. iTunes, Windows Media Player) 4225
78%
Voice communications (e.g. Skype) 1898
35%
RSS or Blog readers (e.g. FeedDemon, NewsGator) 1910
35%
File sharing software (e.g. BitTorrent) 2987
55%
FTP software 2807
51%
Other 2963
54%
Total Responses: 5451
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What do you do most often on the Web?

(Each Respondent could choose ANY of the following options:)
Response Total % of Total Respondents %
Obtain news and information 4592
84%
Web-based email (e.g. Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail) 4012
74%
Banking 2605
48%
Research 3619
66%
Shopping (e.g. Amazon, eBay) 2387
44%
Selling (e.g. eBay, craigslist) 708
13%
Download files, photos, music, etc. 4027
74%
Share files, photos, music, etc. 2358
43%
Stream audio/video 2050
38%
Play games 1764
32%
Download software 4171
76%
Discussion groups 2181
40%
Online dating 333
6%
Social networking (e.g. MySpace, FaceBook) 1234
23%
Use business Web services 1239
23%
Publish web journals or blogs 1595
29%
Other 1980
36%
Total Responses: 5453
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Where do you use the Internet?

(Each Respondent could choose ANY of the following options:)
Response Total % of Total Respondents %
Work 3263
60%
Home 5171
95%
School or university 1591
29%
Public location (e.g. cafes, airports, libraries) 942
17%
Home of friends or family 1246
23%
Other 435
8%
Total Responses: 5451
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How many computers do you regularly use?


(Each Respondent could choose only ONE of the following options:)
Label:  1
Answers: 1375
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Answers: 1375
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  2
Answers: 2113
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  2
Answers: 2113
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3
Answers: 1180
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  3
Answers: 1180
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  4
Answers: 289
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  4
Answers: 289
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  5 or more
Answers: 516
Click here to filter on this answer, use Ctrl-click to filter out. Label:  5 or more
Answers: 516
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Which best describes you?

(Each Respondent could choose ANY of the following options:)
Response Total % of Total Respondents %
Work full-time 2487
46%
Work part-time 749
14%
Work for large employer (300+ employees) 891
16%
Work for small employer (less than 300 employees) 870
16%
Self-employed 801
15%
Unemployed 310
6%
Full-time student 1370
25%
Part-time student 472
9%
Busy parent 281
5%
Retired 306
6%
Other 400
7%
Total Responses: 5462
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