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15% of Americans say internet was primary source of campaign news

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released its study of the 2006 election cycle.

Some 15% of all American adults say the internet was the place where they got most of their campaign news during the election, up from 7% in the mid-term election of 2002.

A post-election survey shows that the 2006 race also produced a notable class of online political activists. Some 23% of those who used the internet for political purposes – the people we call campaign internet users – actually created or forwarded online original political commentary or politically-related videos

Here's the rest, including the full report.

Posted on January 18, 2007 in
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