Internet politically empowers people

Internet users say that going online creates political clout. The comprehensive study of the impact of online technology conducted by the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future found that for the first time, the number of users who say that the Internet can be used to gain political power has increased. In 2005, 39.8 percent of Internet users agree that going online can give people more political power — up from 27.3 percent in the previous study. And, 61.7 percent of respondents — Internet users and non-users alike — now agree that going online has become important to political campaigns.

Center for the Digital Future

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