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The Digital Divide, Political Participation and Place
Social Science Computer Review (2010)
  • Dari E. Sylvester, University of the Pacific
  • Adam J. McGlynn

This article focuses on the persistence of the digital divide and its impact on political participation, and in particular, on the role that geographic location plays in unequal access. The authors findings, based on survey data from the 2007 Pew Internet and American Life project, indicate that physical location continues to play a key role in levels of access to broadband technology and that increased home Internet use is associated with a significantly higher probability of contacting government officials in various ways.

  • political participation,
  • digital divide,
  • rural and urban
Publication Date
February, 2010
Citation Information
Dari E. Sylvester and Adam J. McGlynn. "The Digital Divide, Political Participation and Place" Social Science Computer Review Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2010)
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