Title: Is Online Participation Distinct from Offline Participation? A Latent Class Analysis of Participation Types and Their Stratification
Authors: Oser, Jennifer ×
Hooghe, Marc
Marien, Sofie #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: University of Utah, Political Science Dept.
Series Title: Political Research Quarterly vol:66 issue:1 pages:91-101
Conference: Northeastern Political Science Association edition:43th location:Philadelphia date:17-19 November 2011
Article number: 10.1177/1065912912436695
Abstract: The increased availability of the Internet has led to the emergence of new forms of political participation. Opinions differ, however, on whether this has led to a reinforcement of stratification patterns or to the political mobilization of new groups in society. To address this question, the authors conducted a latent class analysis of a U.S. representative sample that indicates that online activism is indeed a distinctive type of political participation. Analysis of the sociodemographic stratification of the identified participation types confirms the mobilization thesis regarding age and gender but finds that traditional socioeconomic status inequalities are reinforced in online political participation.
ISSN: 1065-9129
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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