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Lying on the Internet Research

Please be 100% truthful - remember this is anonymous.
How many days a week do you use the internet, on average?
Once or two
Three to five
Nearly every day
How old are you?
Under 13
13 to 15
16 to 18
18 to 20
20 to 25
25 to 30
30 to 40
Over 40
What kind of websites do you use? (Select all that apply)
Email
Social networking
Message boards/forums
Information sites (for research etc)
Chatrooms
Shopping
Dating sites
Other (please specify)
Do you talk to people who you don't know in real life on the internet?
Yes
No
Do you use your real name on the internet?
Yes, my full name
Only my first name
I use a "username" and only share my real name with those I trust
I use a false name and only share my real name with those I trust
I use a false name and let others assume it is my real name
Do you share your real photo with those you meet on the internet?
Yes, with everyone
Only with those I trust
I use someone else's photo and tell others it is not me
I use someone else's photo and let others assume it is me
I use someone else's photo and tell others it is me
Have you ever lied about your life to someone you met on the internet?
Never
Yes, but only about a few small details
Yes, about major parts of my life
To your knowledge, has someone on the internet ever lied to you about their life?
Not to my knowledge
Yes, but only about a few small details
Yes, about major parts of their life
Have you ever pretended to be someone else on the internet?
Never
Yes, a celebrity
Yes, someone I know in real life
Yes, a person I made up who does not exist in real life
I have pretended to be others online on multiple occasions
Have you ever pretended to be ill, or exaggerated an illness, to those you speak to on the internet?
Never
Yes, but I have only lied about minor details
Yes, I have lied often and/or about major details concerning my health
Have you ever lied about problems in your life in order to gain sympathy from those you speak to on the internet?
Never
Yes, occasionally/about minor details
Yes, often/about major details
Have you ever lied about any of these details?
My name
My age
My gender
My sexual orientation
My race
My weight
My general physical appearance
My home town/country
My skills
My dating/sexual experience
My education
How would you feel if you discovered that someone you trusted over the internet had been lying to you about major parts of their life?
Very angry/upset
Mildly angry/upset
Indifferent
Sympathetic towards them
If you have ever lied about yourself on the internet, what do you believe are the reasons for this?
In order to gain sympathy
In order to make myself appear more interesting
In order to make myself more sexually attractive
For security reasons
I have never lied on the internet
Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder or mental health problem?
Yes (please specify)
No
Are you male or female?
Male
Female
This poll was created on 2009-06-04 14:10:02 by j13m