The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently released some new information on how Americans use technology to engage with the political process. The following data points were gathered as a result of Pew Research national surveys taken during the 2012 election:
- 70% of liberals use social media (versus 63% of conservatives)
- 25% of liberals use Twitter (versus 10% of conservatives)
- 27% of those who watched the election night results used both their television and a computer or mobile device
- 10% of donors to presidential campaigns say they have done so through text or cell-phone apps
Click here to see Pew’s infographic in its entirety.