Monday, March 07, 2005

Campaign '04 and the Internet

The good people at the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press have just released a post-election, nationwide survey of Internet use during the recent electroral campaign. They note:
    Fully 75 million Americans – 37% of the adult population and 61% of online Americans – used the internet to get political news and information, discuss candidates and debate issues in emails, or participate directly in the political process by volunteering or giving contributions to candidates.

Pew also notes "a striking increase in the number who cited the internet as one of their primary sources of news about the presidential campaign: 11% of registered voters said the internet was a primary source of political news in 2000 and 18% said that in 2004." Full details and lots more stats are here.


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