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.

UncategorizedApril 15, 2009

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.

UncategorizedJanuary 21, 2009

The Annotated Inauguration

Yesterday’s inauguration was the first to be fully digitized, annotated and archived online.

UncategorizedJanuary 5, 2009

Our Voter Engagement Report in the Press

Ars Technica has a great write-up of our recent Voter Engagement report.

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 30, 2008

Obama voters expect to remain mobilized

Fully 46% of all Obama voters expect to hear directly from Barack Obama or other officials affiliated with the new administration at least occasionally over the next year, and 15% of Obama voters expect to hear from the new administration on at least…

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…

UncategorizedDecember 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have…

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.

UncategorizedNovember 10, 2008

Event: Politics and the Internet

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, will host a discussion of politics and the internet on Wednesday, November 19.