Young Voters and the Web of Politics: Key Findings
Overall, our analysis of the 2002 youth
engagement and electoral web spheres suggests that despite
important advances, much of the web's potential for facilitating
greater levels of youth political participation continues
to remain unrealized. Whether the 2004 election season
will bring significant changes to the patterns we identify
remains to be seen.
For both youth and candidate websites,
we examined both issue content and site features. Examples
of our key findings in each category can be accessed using
the links below.