Monday, June 16, 2008

Pew Internet Studies Election-Year Online Involvement

The study indicated that 46% of Americans have used the Internet, email or text-messaging to get news and share views about the 2008 elections. It also states that nearly 40% of the population is turning to the web to get unfiltered campaign materials like video of debates and speeches.

The internet has suddenly become one of the main centerpieces of any election campaign, it is beginning to replace traditional media because it reaches so many people.

Personally I think it is good to know who you're voting for, the issues they stand for and how they act under pressure. Having this information at your fingertips will help make at least that 46% of Americans make informed decisions this election year.

The poll found that 35% of Americans have watched online political videos, and 10% have used social networks such as MySpace and Facebook to get information or become politically involved.
Nearly half of all Americans have used the Internet, e-mail or text-messaging to get news and share views about the 2008 election as well as to directly support candidates.
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