Connections between Internet use and political efficacy, knowledge, and participation

Kate Kenski, Natalie Jomini Stroud

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Abstract

Using data from the 2000 National Annenberg Election Survey, this study looks at the relationships between Internet access and online exposure to information about the presidential campaign and political efficacy, knowledge, and participation. Results show that Internet access and online exposure to information about the presidential campaign are significantly associated with these important political variables. Several of the associations between Internet access and exposure with political efficacy, knowledge, and participation are detectable even when taking sociodemographic variables, party identification, partisan strength, political interest, and other media exposures variables into account. Although statistically significant, these associations are quite small.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-192
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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