Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Kimberly H. Conger

Second Advisor

Mack Shelley

Third Advisor

Dirk Deam

Abstract

Election returns from 2004 show increased voter turnout amongst 18 to 29 year olds. Is this reversal symptomatic of a larger trend? This paper examines what, if any, connection exists between the Internet, civic engagement, and turnout of young citizens. I test the hypothesis that increased use of the Internet to obtain news and political information will have a positive effect on civic engagement and voter turnout.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16554

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Katherine Anne McNitt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453138

OCLC Number

237183831

ISBN

9780549542087

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

54 pages

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