The Infinite Dial Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is The Infinite Dial®?
A: The Infinite Dial from Edison Research is the longest-running survey of digital media consumer behavior in America. The annual reports in this series have covered a wide range of digital media and topics since 1998.  The Infinite Dial tracks mobile behaviors, internet audio, podcasting, social media, smart speakers and more. Findings from the Infinite Dial have become the barometer on digital audio and other digital media consumption, and is widely used and quoted by broadcasters, podcasters, online radio publishers, ad agencies, and the financial community. 

Q: Did Edison Research start The Infinite Dial?
A: Yes. Edison Research is the original author of the study and maintains ownership of the study. The Infinite Dial is a registered trademark.  

Q: Where can I see The Infinite Dial 2022?
A: The Infinite Dial 2022 from Edison Research, Wondery, and ART19 will be presented live onstage at Podcast Movement: Evolutions in Los Angeles on March 23 at 2pm ET/11am PT. You can see the presentation by purchasing an in-person registration or virtual registration for the conference, or by signing up for a free livestream of The Infinite Dial (only). Links to all the options: 

  1. Purchase a registration to Podcast Movement and attend the conference in person
  2. Purchase a registration to Podcast Movement and attend the conference online
  3. Register here for a free livestream of The Infinite Dial 2022 presentation only 

Q: Will a recording of the presentation be available?
A:  Yes, a recording of the presentation will be available via a YouTube link which will be posted on www.edisonresearch.com. 

Q: Will the presentation deck be available?
A: Yes, a copy of the presentation deck will be available for download at www.edisonresearch.com

Q. How do you conduct the research for The Infinite Dial?
A: The Infinite Dial® study uses the gold standard of nationally representative survey research—a random probability telephone sample comprised of both mobile phones and landlines— of all Americans age 12 and older. Telephone interviews for the Infinite Dial 2022 were conducted in January, 2022 and include 1502 interviews. The survey was offered in both English and Spanish. The data is weighted to national 12+ U.S. population figures.

Q: Are the findings from Infinite Dial free to the public?
A: Yes, thanks to the gracious sponsors of the study each year, the findings are free to the public.

Q: Where can I find Infinite Dial studies from past years?
A: Past Infinite Dial studies are available on the Edison Research website at the links below:

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Infinite Dial studies prior to 2012 are also posted at www.edisonresearch.com. Please email info@edisonresearch.com if you need assistance locating those studies.  

Q: Where can I find Infinite Dial studies from other countries?
A: The Infinite Dial study has also been conducted in Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, and South Africa. All studies are accessible on the Edison Research website at www.edisonresearch.com.

Q: What if I want to cite The Infinite Dial research in my paper or book?
A: If you are citing statistics from The Infinite Dial 2022, please include “The Infinite Dial® 2022 from Edison Research, Wondery, and ART19.” To cite The Infinite Dial studies from prior years, please refer to the presentation slides for the appropriate citation. Feel free to email us at info@edisonresearch.com with any questions about citation or publishing data from The Infinite Dial. 

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about the study?
A: Please email Edison Research at info@edisonresearch.com with any questions about The Infinite Dial