Title

What Effect Does Getting One's Information on an Election from Social Media Have on One's Political Knowledge?

Student Author(s)

Taylor White

Faculty Mentor(s)

Prof. Marty Jordan, Political Science

Document Type

Poster

Event Date

4-21-2017

Abstract

With social media's increasing popularity in the everyday lives of Americans, and the popularity of elections in American society, it is often wondered if there is a connection between social media usage and political knowledge. Relying on a national public opinion survey, this research will examine the degree that getting one's electoral information from social media affects their level of political knowledge.

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