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Internet use, political knowledge and youth electoral participation in Australia

McAllister, Ian


Almost since its inception, the internet has been seen as a means of reinvigorating political knowledge and engagement among the young. Early studies showed small but significant effects for internet use and increased political knowledge among the young. Using a large, national election survey conducted in Australia in 2013, this paper examines the role of the internet in shaping political knowledge among the young and, in turn, its effects on electoral participation. The results show that use...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Youth Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2016.1154936


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