Fact Tank May. 19, 2015

More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.

Fact Tank Apr. 17, 2015

Running for president, and announcing it with a tweet

Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are among just seven major-party presidential candidates who have used online venues to announce entering the race since 2004.

Internet & Tech Nov. 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.

Internet & Tech Nov. 29, 2012

Infographic: The Rise of Digital Politics: Social Media, Mobile Devices and the Campaign

The growth of social media and rapid adoption of internet-enable mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process. An infographic provides a summary of the latest data from national surveys taken during the 2012 campaign.

Media & News Nov. 2, 2012

News Coverage for Both Candidates More Negative

Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have received more negative news coverage than positive in the general election, but coverage shifted markedly when the debates began. Obama fared much better in September, while Romney had the edge in October, according to a new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Internet & Tech Nov. 2, 2012

Over Half of Registered Voters Have Watched Political Videos Online

Some 66% of registered voters who use the internet—55% of all registered voters—have gone online this election season to watch videos related to the election campaign or political issues.

U.S. Politics Oct. 31, 2012

In Deadlocked Race, Neither Side Has Ground Advantage

Just as the presidential race is deadlocked, the candidates are running about even when it comes to the ground game. Voters report being contacted at about the same rates by each campaign. And neither candidate has a clear advantage among early voters.

Internet & Tech Oct. 25, 2012

Fully 10% of Campaign Donors Say They Contributed Via Mobile

Democrats are more likely to contribute online or from their cell phone, while Republicans are more likely to contribute in person, by phone call, or via regular mail.

Media & News Aug. 23, 2012

The Master Character Narratives in Campaign 2012

The portrayal in the news media of the character and records of the two presidential contenders has been as negative as any campaign in recent times, and neither has enjoyed any advantage over the other. More of what the public hears about candidates also now comes from the campaigns themselves and less from journalists acting as independent reporters or interpreters of who the candidates are.

Media & News Aug. 15, 2012

Obama Outpaces Romney in Social Media, Web Campaign

Barack Obama holds a distinct advantage over Mitt Romney in the way his campaign is using digital technology to communicate directly with voters.