The internet made a difference in the campaign because of the multiple ways it can be used. This commentary accompanies a report on the internet and the election.
75 million Americans used the internet in the last campaign to get political news and information, discuss candidates and debate issues in emails, or participate directly in the political process by volunteering or giving contributions to candidates....
The findings reported here are based on the most extensive study ever conducted of English and Spanish language network and local news coverage over the course of a campaign.
The close 2004 presidential election produced increased polarization between and within religious communities, according to a new poll conducted by The University of Akron’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. The Fourth National Survey of Religion and Politics, sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, was conducted in November and December 2004. Titled […]
11% of American internet users followed the returns on election night online.
"Fahrenheit 9-11" had broad political reach: 31% of adult Americans saw a political documentary last year
One in ten internet users signed up for political newsletters and news alerts during campaign 2004.
Summary of Findings Six weeks after President Bush’s victory, the divisions that were so apparent in the election show no signs of narrowing. The public remains split over the president’s job performance, the situation in Iraq, and the state of the national economy. But Bush voters are upbeat on all three questions 92% approve […]
Bush's Gains Broad-Based
Lessons From Campaign '04