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.
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.
The Annotated Inauguration
Yesterday’s inauguration was the first to be fully digitized, annotated and archived online.
Our Voter Engagement Report in the Press
Ars Technica has a great write-up of our recent Voter Engagement report.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.