Internet Election News Audience Seeks Convenience, Familiar Names
About the survey
Results for the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates among a nationwide sample of 8,378 adults, 18 years of age or older, during the period October 10 – November 26, 2000.
For results based on the total sample during October 10 – November 19 (N=7,426), one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling and other random effects is plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. For results based on online users (N=4,186) during this period, the sampling error is plus or minus 2 percentage points. For results based on election news consumers (N=1,435) during this period, the sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
For results based on online users (N=2,876) during the period of October 10 – November 9, the sampling error is plus or minus 2 percentage points. For results based on election news consumers (N=841) during this period, the sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
For results based on all adults (N=3,234) during the period November 10-26, the sampling error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
ONLINE FOR ELECTION NEWS BY DEMOGRAPHICS
(Based on General Public)
|Sex and Age|
|Men under 50||7||10||25||-2359|
|Women under 50||4||4||20||-2166|
|High School Grad.||2||2||10||-2523|
* The designation Hispanic is unrelated to the white-black categorization.
Reading this Table : This table shows the percentage of each demographic group that goes online for election news. For example, the first column shows that 4% of the general public went online for election news in 1996, 5% of men went online for election news, while 2% women went online for election news.
Question: Do/Did you ever go online to get news or information about the 2000 elections?
|Party and Ideology|
|Student (working and non-working)||n/a||n/a||34||-1040|