Americans, Technology & Politics

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.

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