Demographic data, habits of use and personal impression of the first generation of users of virtual reality viewers in Spain

Data Brief. 2018 Nov 29;21:2651-2657. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.127. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Taking into account that the first virtual reality viewers started to be marketed in Spain at the end of 2016 (Gadelha, 2018; Parong and Mayer, 2018; Rizzo and Koenig, 2017) [1], [2], [3], a questionnaire was designed in order to show the social and demographic profile of this first generation of users of virtual reality experiences, itemising their ages, genders, educational level, professional field and present work status. Furthermore, the participants' habits of use, interests, attitudes, assessments about the future potential of virtual reality in a range of areas and their preferences in this area are shown through the other items of the questionnaire. A wide sample of 117 participants, who were early adopters of virtual reality viewers, was obtained posting a new thread in the virtual reality forum of the Internet website ''. The data were collected by means of an online questionnaire hosted at the private servers of ''. The sample did not undergo any pre-treatment and the obtained data were not altered.