Event Title

The Impact of Social Media and Online Sources on Young American Voters

Poster Number

09

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Padmini Patwardhan

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Mass Communication

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

22-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

22-4-2016 2:00 PM

Description

The purpose of this study is to understand the impact that media sources have on the voting behavior of millennials in America and to understand which sources are considered to be credible among them. Using a convenience sample of young Americans, an online survey will be used to collect data to answer research questions regarding credibility, whether or not gender, age and background affect one’s voting behavior and how social media is defined by young Americans. Data will be collected on age, gender, class, ethnicity and political affiliations. The major expected contribution of this research is to produce an answer to the question of whether or not millennial’s voting behavior is dependent on the news from media sources.

Course Assignment

Mass Comm Theory and Research, MCOM 301, Padmini Patwardhan

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The Impact of Social Media and Online Sources on Young American Voters

Rutledge

The purpose of this study is to understand the impact that media sources have on the voting behavior of millennials in America and to understand which sources are considered to be credible among them. Using a convenience sample of young Americans, an online survey will be used to collect data to answer research questions regarding credibility, whether or not gender, age and background affect one’s voting behavior and how social media is defined by young Americans. Data will be collected on age, gender, class, ethnicity and political affiliations. The major expected contribution of this research is to produce an answer to the question of whether or not millennial’s voting behavior is dependent on the news from media sources.