Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 11:53am
VOTERS EXPECT NEXT PRESIDENT TO BE AS INTERNET SAVVY AS THEY ARE, SURVEY FINDS
[SOURCE: Zogby International press release]
Voters sent a clear message to the presidential campaigns, make the technology a top policy priority. 44.7 percent expect the next President to be Internet savvy, according to a new poll conducted by Zogby International on behalf of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee in advance of its annual policy conference in Washington. The Zogby poll underscores how mainstream the Internet has become to Americans. Not surprisingly, the Internet has dethroned radio and television as the primary source of candidate information for an increasingly Internet savvy electorate. 47.7 percent of those polled cited the Internet as the primary source of their knowledge of the presidential candidates. Only 31 percent and 13 percent cited television and radio respectively as the primary source. The poll also revealed that the next president should prioritize energy technology policy foremost with privacy and security policy next. Despite the increasing pro-technology positions voters overwhelmingly rejected Internet voting, citing concerns over cyber security voting fraud.
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