Politics + Internet/Tech: Our Research
The growth of social media and rapid adoption of internet-enable mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process. An infographic provides a summary of the latest data from national surveys taken during the 2012 campaign.
The State of the 2012 Election — Mobile Politics
Registered voters on both sides of the political spectrum are using their cell phones to get campaign news, share their views about the candidates and interact with others about political issues
Politics on Social Networking Sites
Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.
The Internet and the 2010 Midterms
Summary of research findings from Pew Internet’s 2010 post-election survey.
The Internet and Campaign 2010
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign
Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections
Politics goes mobile
More than a quarter of American adults – 26% – used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign.
The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008
A majority of American adults went online in 2008 to keep informed about political developments and to get involved with the election.
Internet Now Major Source of Campaign News
TV continues to dominate the media landscape, but the internet now rivals newspapers as a main source for campaign news.
Campaign ’08 Online
Lee Rainie appeared on the NewsHour to discuss the findings.