UncategorizedJanuary 27, 2011

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

UncategorizedOctober 15, 2009

Are opportunities for online engagement bringing new voices into the civic debate?

Aaron Smith discusses the role the Internet plays in opening civic and political debate to historically underrepresented groups.

UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2009

The Internet and Civic Engagement

Just as in offline politics, the well-off and well-educated are especially likely to participate in online activities that mirror offline forms of engagement. But there are hints that social media may alter this pattern.

UncategorizedAugust 19, 2009

Broadband’s Impact on Citizen Engagement

The goal of this FCC workshop was to assess, and facilitate a conversation about, the current state of data on broadband adoption and utilization, as well as the associated measurement and other challenges. Susannah Fox discussed the Pew Internet …

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2008

Post-Election Voter Engagement

Voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Barack Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

UncategorizedDecember 5, 2008

Joining the Discussion at Change.gov

After a presidential race in which the internet played a huge role in empowering ordinary citizens to participate in the political process, change.gov offers a fascinating look into how the new administration is attempting to replicate this dynami…

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2008

Online political engagement in the U.S. and Japan

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, hosted a cross-cultural discussion of the internet and politics in which the word “cool” played a starring role.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2008

The financial crisis online

Online activists and concerned citizens are using the internet to learn about the financial crisis, share their views on the proposed bailout, and organize their friends.

UncategorizedJune 15, 2008

The Internet and the 2008 Election

A record-breaking 46% of Americans have already used the internet for politics this election season and Barack Obama’s backers have an edge.

UncategorizedJanuary 11, 2008

The Internet Gains in Politics

The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential campaign. Nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost the double the percentage from …