A new study out by the Pew Internet and American Life Project says nearly half of Americans used the Internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get political news. That’s a big number, one that will continue to impact how candidates and political parties campaign.
Here are the first few graphs from the study:
“A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the campaign, share their views and mobilize others. And Barack Obama’s backers have an edge in the online political environment.
“Furthermore, three online activities have become especially prominent as the presidential primary campaigns have progressed: First, 35% of Americans say they have watched online political videos–a figure that nearly triples the reading the Pew Internet Project got in the 2004 race.”