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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 07:05 PM
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More adults tap Internet for election news: survey



http://reuters.excite.com/article/20060920/2006-09-20T1...

More adults tap Internet for election news: survey
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Sep 20, 2:10 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly one-fifth of American adult users of the Internet in August 2006 spent some time reading about politics or the coming U.S. election, a big increase from November 2004, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The non-partisan think tank said 26 million Americans -- or 19 percent of adult users -- turned to the Internet in August to read political news and information, compared to 21 million in November 2004 when a presidential election was held.

The latest figure is noteworthy because August is typically a quiet month in political campaigns due to summer vacations, said John Horrigan, associate director of the Pew project.

"We think that increase is due to more and better content about politics than there was a couple of years ago," Horrigan said.

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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 07:16 PM
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1. Really? Not according to Alberto Gonzales.
He thinks they are all surfing for porn and that's why he wants all ISPs to retain customer data. See yesterday's news items.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 03:13 AM
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4. To a felon like him, unfiltered news IS porn. n/t
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 09:59 PM
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2. That's because the corporate media can't be trusted
to tell us the entire truth. They just can't do the bidding of their parent companies if the media were to tell Americans the unvarnished truth.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 02:33 AM
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3. i don't trust or like television news.
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