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Connectivity Blueprint is an initiative of Ramsey County and Saint Paul in partnership with a cross-sector steering committee, working to create a roadmap to digital equity in our communities. This survey is one of several tools designed to understand people’s online experiences through the pandemic and after. Share your email address or a phone number to be added to a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards.

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* 1. What kind of technology do you use to go online?

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* 2. What kind of internet connections did you use to go online today? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. Did you add any technology or internet connections to meet increased online demands during the COVID 19 pandemic? (Check all that apply)

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* 4. What kind of technology did you use to go online at the start of the pandemic (April 2020)?

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* 5. How would you rate your digital skills on a scale of 0 to 5 (with 5 being the most skilled)? For each, assume that you have access to working technology with internet connection.

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* 6. Is there anything else you would like to share about your digital skills? Please share below:

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* 7. What kind of cellular plan do you use?

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* 8. How often do you rely on technology and the internet for each of the following? Put a checkmark in the box that closely matches your experience.

  Almost Constantly Daily Weekly Monthly Rarely Never
Go to work or meetings
School (attend virtually, homework)
Doctor appointments
Socially (communicate with friends and family)
To access public services (DMV appointments, taxes, apply for services)
Legal purposes (courts, citation payments, consult attorneys)
Entertainment (streaming movie or TV, gaming)
For money (banking, money transfer, remittance, timesheets, Venmo/Cashapp)
Look for opportunities (job applications, apartments)
Shopping (Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, Shipt, etc.)

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* 9. How often do you have the technology and internet access needed to participate in online life as much as you would like to? This could include work, school, shopping, or finding opportunities, to name a few.

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* 10. If you have any challenges getting the technology and internet access that you need or want, please share your experiences in the space below:

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* 11. Do you agree or disagree with the following? Put a checkmark in the box that closely matches your experience:

  Strongly Agree Agree Somewhat Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Accessing the internet is necessary for finding work
A smartphone is all I need to do everything I want to do online
Having the skills to use touchscreens, typing or online programs is necessary to get most jobs.
I feel comfortable learning how to use computers, smartphones, or online software without outside help.
I can afford to repair a smartphone if it is damaged or destroyed.
I can afford to replace or upgrade my technology (computer, tablet, smartphone) as I need to.
My household has at least one adult confident in their ability to use technology and access the internet.
Having reliable online access is important for me to achieve my goals

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* 12. Where do you go for help to learn how to use new technology or online programs? (Check all that apply)

Demographics

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* 13. What Zip code do you live in?

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* 14. What is your age?

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* 15. Are you of Hispanic descent?

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* 16. Which of the following best describes your racial background?

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* 17. Which of the following best describes how you see yourself?

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* 18. Does your household have children 18 years old or younger at home?

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* 19. If yes, how many?

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* 20. What is the primary language spoken in your home?

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* 21. What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

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* 22. Which best describes your housing?

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* 23. What is your total household income?

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* 24. Share your email address or a phone number to be added to a drawing for a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards.

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