This Independent Study investigates the effect of internet access and usage on political participation and knowledge. My first hypothesis states that as internet access and internet use increase so will voters’ knowledge about national politics. Furthermore, my second hypothesis states that as internet access and internet use increase so will voters’ participation in national politics. After conducting a public survey through Mechanical Turk, I ran a multivariate regression analysis to test my hypothesis and my findings suggest that internet access and usage do impact political participation and knowledge.
Johnson, Nia, "Internet Accessibility and Usage in Relation to Political Participation and Knowledge" (2021). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 9331.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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