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Internet Use & the 2010 Political Campaigns

A new report from Pew Internet reports that the use of the Internet for a variety of political purposes is increasing.  Check out the full report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

  • Get political news online – 58% of online adults looked online for news about politics or the 2010 campaigns, and 32% of online adults got most of their 2010 campaign news from online sources.
  • Go online to take part in specific political activities, such as watch political videos, share election-related content or “fact check” political claims – 53% of adult internet users did at least one of the eleven online political activities we measured in 2010.
  • Use Twitter or social networking sites for political purposes – One in five online adults (22%) used Twitter or a social networking site for political purposes in 2010.



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Last Modified: March 28, 2011

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