Highly-wired millennials remain wary of taking their politics offline

by - October 30, 2014

New research from Harvard Institute of Politics on the political attitudes of young Americans paints a picture of a population that is digitally connected to the outside world but wary of putting their political beliefs into action through traditional offline actions, such as attending a protest or volunteering for a candidate. According to the study of more than 2,000 18-to-29 year olds, young people in the United States are nearly universally connected, often in multiple ways. Some 94 percent report having an Internet connection at home, and 88 percent say they have a mobile phone. Eighty percent have a Facebook account, though social-network participation drops off sharply from there: Google+ stands at 45 percent, Instagram 39 percent, Twitter 38 percent, Pinterest 30 percent, Snapchat 28 percent, and Tumblr 13 percent.

Source: Highly-wired millennials remain wary of taking their politics offline - The Washington Post

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