"Dont the people who formulate these things realise that a far wider range of people are IT users that they seem to give credit for. Or do they simply not care?"
The survey has been specifically designed to find out out about peoples' use of mobile devices, and I thought that was made pretty clear. Most people would find some of the questions don't apply to them, you're not alone in that respect. There's no condescension involved or intended.
As far as not knowing what good an iPad would be - that was my feeling too, until I got one. Now I wouldn't part with it, it's probably the most useful bit of technology I've ever used.
Nevertheless, FE, I do feel a bit put out. Almost to the point of being made to feel inferior because I do almost none of the activities listed, no longer have a company phone, and do not posess (i.e. cant afford) the kind of phone technology that seems to be taken for granted these days.
I'm not ashamed of it, but neither do I enjoy the feeling that this isn't really for me and I'm only being humoured when I answer these type of questions. I'm happy to hear that no condescension was involved or intended. But the world is full of unintended consequences.