Election Newshounds Speak Up
Americans flocked in record numbers to their favorite media sources for political news last fall. In this report, fans of newspaper, TV and online news sites tell how and why they differ.
Election 2006 Online
Twice as many Americans used the internet as their primary source of news about the 2006 campaign compared with the most recent mid-term election in 2002.
Robo-calls in the 2006 campaign
64% of registered voters received recorded telephone messages in the final stages of the 2006 mid-term election.
As we’ve seen during this election season, participating online can also motivate users to participate offline.
More Americans turn to the internet for news about politics
On a typical day in August, 26 million Americans were using the internet for news or information about politics and the upcoming mid-term elections.