28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
The growth of social media and the rapid adoption of internet-enabled mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process.
55% of registered voters have watched political videos online this election season, and 52% have had others recommend political videos for them to watch online
10% of 2012 presidential campaign donors have contributed via text message or cell phone app.
Summary of research findings from Pew Internet's 2010 post-election survey.
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections
A majority of American adults went online in 2008 to keep informed about political developments and to get involved with the election.
TV continues to dominate the media landscape, but the internet now rivals newspapers as a main source for campaign news.
A record-breaking 46% of Americans have already used the internet for politics this election season and Barack Obama's backers have an edge.