Social Media and Civic Life
Director Lee Rainie presented findings from Pew Internet about the role of the internet, cell phones, and social media on civic life.
How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and Civic Participation (with video & transcript)
A discussion forum focused on using social networking and digital tools to reinvigorate democracy and extend electronic engagement from campaigns and grassroots-activism to governance.
Emerging Trends in E-Government
Senior Research Specialist Aaron Smith will discuss “Emerging Trends in E-Government” on a panel at the Digital Citizen Satisfaction Summit in Washington, DC.
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.
Trends in Online Government
Senior Research Specialist Aaron Smith discussed the Pew Internet Project’s findings related to e-government at Digital Government Institute’s annual conference.
The internet gives citizens new paths to government services and information.
Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.
The latest in a series of reports about the Millennial Generation, from Pew Social and Demo…
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.