Date of Award
Master of Arts
Kimberly H. Conger
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.
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Katherine Anne McNitt
McNitt, Katherine Anne, "The effect of the Internet on the civic engagement and voting behavior of young Americans" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15322.