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The Digital Divide and Voting Advice Applications : to what extent do socio-demographic factors that explain the Digital Divide and Political Participation also explain the usage of VAAs?

Havva, Toduk (2020) The Digital Divide and Voting Advice Applications : to what extent do socio-demographic factors that explain the Digital Divide and Political Participation also explain the usage of VAAs?

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Abstract:This research deals with the research question: ''To what extent do socio-demographic factors that explain the Digital Divide and Political Participation also explain the usage of VAAs?''. After presenting the state of theoretical research on the Digital Divide and Political Participation, the Digital Divide and Political Participation in Germany is analyzed. It is concluded that sociodemographic factors education, gender, and age have a significant impact on Internet use and Political Participation. In order to determine these factors' effects on VAA usage, the Wahl-o- Mat and Wahl-Kompass users are analyzed according to their socio-demographic characteristics. The result of the analysis present that the factors influencing Internet use and Political Participation in Germany have the same disadvantageous effect on VAA users. Furthermore, the interaction of Internet use and Political Participation is analyzed concerning VAA use, revealing conditions for VAA use and its limitations.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/83049
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