October 27, 2004

The Internet and Democratic Debate

Acknowledgments

About Kelly Garrett: Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of UnkiUMichigan School of Information.   His research interests focus on the relationship between new information and communication technologies, including the internet, and controversial politics.

About Paul Resnick: Paul is a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. His research focuses on the role of the internet in creating, and destroying, social capital.

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Pew Internet Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank that explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.  The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the internet’s growth and societal impact.  Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project’s Web site: www.pewinternet.org

About Princeton Survey Research Associates: PSRA conducted the survey that is covered in this report. It is an independent research company specializing in social and policy work. The firm designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys worldwide. Its expertise also includes qualitative research and content analysis. With offices in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., PSRA serves the needs of clients around the nation and the world. The firm can be reached at 911 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, by telephone at 609-924-9204, by fax at 609-924-7499, or by email at ResearchNJ@PSRA.com