News Platform Preference: Advancing the Effects of Age and Media Consumption on Political Participation

Bachmann, Ingrid; Kaufhold, Kelly; Lewis, Seth C.; De Zúñiga, Homero Gil
June 2010
International Journal of Internet Science;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
The article analyzes a study which investigated the impact of Internet use by Americans of different ages on their political participation. It reveals that the means of how people access news has a direct effect on how people participate in political activities. It discusses how the study could help track voters turnout, particularly in the 2006 national elections where significant increase from the 2002 mid-term election was recorded. It also notes that the data used in the study came from Pew Internet and American Life Project (PEW).


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