Social Media, Insecure Work and New Solidarities

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Civic Engagement in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

A recent Pew Center survey finds that 39% of Americans took part in some sort of political activity on a social networking site during the 2012 campaign.  Measures related to various activities (e.g. posting links to political stories, or following/friending a political candidate) were up four-to-six times the proportion in the 2008 political cycle.  This number is even more significant when you consider that only about 57% of adult Americans participate by voting (e.g. see : http://elections.gmu.edu/voter_turnout.htm  and http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/elections/voting-age_population_and_voter_participation.html)

link to study:

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.