Campaign swag and the political network effects of the internet
The YouTube Debate Debate
Despite some criticisms of the format, why are the major GOP candidates wary of the YouTube debates?
View a recap of Monday's presidential debate.
Uploading Democracy: Candidates Field YouTube Questions
Tuesday night's Democratic debate was widely anticipated for its groundbreaking format. Candidates took on a host of issues asked by citizens via YouTube videos; what follows is an analysis of the format and major themes of the debate as compared with public opinion data.
The presidential hopefuls are using their web sites for unprecedented two-way communication with citizens. But what are voters learning here? Is it more than a way to bypass the media? A new PEJ study of 19 campaign sites finds Democrats are more interactive, Republicans are more likely to talk about “values,” and neither wants to talk about ideology.
Campaign Internet Videos: Viewed More on TV than Online
The internet and politics
Statistics about the use of the internet for politics and e-government presented to the Personal Democracy Forum
The Internet and Politics 2007
Statistics and insights from Pew Internet Research about the role of the internet in politics and e-government activities.
Election Newshounds Speak Up
Americans flocked in record numbers to their favorite media sources for political news last fall. In this report, fans of newspaper, TV and online news sites tell how and why they differ.
Election 2006 Online
Twice as many Americans used the internet as their primary source of news about the 2006 campaign compared with the most recent mid-term election in 2002.
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