Multi-section ReportsOctober 25, 2016

The Political Environment on Social Media

Some Americans enjoy the opportunities for political debate and engagement that social media facilitates, but many more express resignation, frustration over the tone and content of social platforms.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.

PresentationsJuly 29, 2014

Politics and advocacy in the social media era

Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy

Multi-section ReportsApril 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.

InfographicApril 25, 2013

Civic Engagement

Online traditional political activities are most popular among the well-educated and the financially well-off

PresentationsFebruary 20, 2013

Digital Politics: Pew Research findings on technology and campaign 2012

The growth of social media and the rapid adoption of internet-enabled mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process.

InteractiveNovember 29, 2012

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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 14, 2012

Politics Fact Sheet

Key data points on the intersection of politics and technology from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Multi-section ReportsNovember 6, 2012

Social Media and Voting

22% of registered voters have announced their vote for president on social media like Facebook or Twitter

Multi-section ReportsNovember 2, 2012

Online Political Videos and Campaign 2012

55% of registered voters have watched political videos online this election season, and 52% have had others recommend political videos for them to watch online