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Aaron Smith

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Expertise: Mobile Technology, Politics and Elections, Race and Ethnicity, Technology Use

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Aaron Smith is a senior researcher with the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In his research he follows the growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet in connecting Americans to political and civic issues, and ongoing demographic trends in technology adoption. He has conducted recent research on text message contributions to the Haiti earthquake reconstruction efforts, consumers’ attitudes towards mobile connectivity, and how technology has impacted voters during the last several election cycles. Smith is a native Texan and received a bachelor’s and a master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.