The Oxford Internet Surveys

OxIS is the longest-running academic survey of Internet use in Britain, describing how Internet use has evolved from 2003 to the present day. Run by the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, this survey provides unrivalled data, rigorous analysis and policy-relevant insights into key aspects of life online.

OxIS is a multi-stage national probability sample of 2000 people in Britain, enabling us to project estimates to the nation as a whole. Undertaken every two years since 2003, it surveys users, non-users, and ex-users, covering Internet and ICT access and use, attitudes to technology, and supporting demographic and geographic information. Find out more about the surveys.

Read the OxIS 2019 report     


OxIS has been supported by: Ofcom, Nominet Trust, dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, Cisco, Talisma, the British Library, ITV, O2, AOL, Wanadoo, BT, Scottish and Southern Energy, and the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE).

OxIS 2009 launch, Strangers Dining Room, House of Commons