Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy
On Twitter, criticism exceeds praise for Obama’s speech
The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.
Online traditional political activities are most popular among the well-educated and the financially well-off
Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
Digital Politics: Pew Research findings on technology and campaign 2012
The growth of social media and the rapid adoption of internet-enabled mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process.
Pew Research Year in Review
Take a look at Pew Research Center’s top findings of the year that told us a bigger story about the trends shaping our world.
Politics + Internet/Tech: Our Research
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.
Social Media and Voting
22% of registered voters have announced their vote for president on social media like Facebook or Twitter
Online Political Videos and Campaign 2012
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
Internet Gains Most as Campaign News Source but Cable TV Still Leads
As the presidential election enters the last lap, where are people going to learn about the campaign and the candidates? A new PEJ survey finds an increasingly diverse ecosystem for political news.
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