Monday, October 30, 2006
BY WILL LESTER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who go online for political news is rising, with more than one-third saying they check the Internet for such information.
This group is more likely to be younger, better educated and male than the population in general, an Associated Press-AOL News poll found.
While 35 percent say they check the Internet for political updates about campaigns and candidates, that number grows to 43 percent of likely voters -
People who use the Web point to the convenience, the variety of information and the range of intense emotion available online.
The poll found:
-four in 10 men search the Web for political news, compared with three in 10 women.
-about four in 10 of those under age 50 search the Web for political news, compared with fewer than two in 10 of those 65 and over.
-more than half of those with college degrees look to the Web for politics, compared with one-third of those who have some college, and fewer than one in six with a high school education or less.
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