Thursday, January 18, 2007

the internet in the 2006 election

Pew released a report on Americans' use of the Internet during the 2006 election this past Monday. No big shockers here.

  • More people are getting their political news from the Internet, although still only 15 percent consider it their primary source.
  • If you're under the age of 36 and you have a broadband connection at home, it's likely that you think the Internet is a more important source of political information than newspapers.
  • While convenience is the most frequently cited reason that people use the Internet to get their political information, more than half say it's because they appreciate hearing more diverse perspectives than mainstream media provide.
Thanks to Boing Boing for the heads up.

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