Pew Research CenterDecember 30, 2008

From BarackObama.com to Change.gov

A new survey finds that voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

Pew Research CenterDecember 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

For a host of reasons, the new administration needs to develop a national broadband strategy but research suggests that users must be central actors in its design.

Pew Research CenterOctober 31, 2008

Internet Now Major Source of Campaign News

Television remains the dominant source, but the percent of people who say they get most of their campaign news from the internet has tripled since 2004.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

The first nationally representative study of teen video game play and civic engagement looks at which teens are playing what games, the equipment they use, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 15, 2008

JohnMcCain.com v. BarackObama.com

With roughly seven weeks left until Election Day, which candidate has the edge online, and how so? A new study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism finds both campaigns’ official sites are now quite advanced.

Pew Research CenterJune 15, 2008

Politics Goes Viral Online

Already in this campaign season, more Americans — 46% — have gone online to get political news and campaign information than in all of 2004.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 11, 2008

The Internet’s Broader Role in Campaign 2008

The internet is living up to its potential as a major source for news about the presidential races. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they regularly learn something about the campaign from the internet, almost double the percentage at a comparable point in 2004.

Pew Research CenterDecember 7, 2007

The Courting of Iowa and New Hampshire: Many are Robo-Called but Fewer Are Listening

Voters, especially Democrats, in two early primary states are being inundated with phone calls, mail and other campaign contacts; but so far there are few signs of campaign fatigue.

Pew Research CenterNovember 29, 2007

Immigration Takes Center Stage at GOP YouTube Debate

In a format the public says it prefers — “regular people,” not journalists, posing the questions — immigration emerged as the hot-button issue. Were the candidates’ answers in sync with GOP voters’ opinions?

Pew Research CenterSeptember 4, 2007

Fred Thompson’s Online Campaign Is in Full Swing

When he formally enters the 2008 race this week, former Sen. Fred Thompson can behave in all ways like a presidential candidate. But on his “testing the waters” website, I’mwithFred.com, he’s already been busy reaching out to supporters.