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Title: Interest Group Activism on the Web: The Case of Environmental Organizations      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28662.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR28662.v1
description:
This study evaluates interest group activity on the Internet, addressing two sets of questions. First, has the Internet allowed small or poorly-funded groups to compete equally with well-resourced organizations? Second, to what extent do group characteristics explain their online activities? Using a sample of 200 environmental groups, this study evaluates which Web sites receive the most exposure and identifies features facilitating information dissemination and public participation. The results indicate that well-resourced groups receive greater Web site traffic and inbound links and are more likely to use all Web site features. Additionally, membership organizations are more likely than non-membership organizations to fund-raise and issue action alerts.
description:
Merry, Melissa K., 2015, "Interest Group Activism on the Web: The Case of Environmental Organizations", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28662.v1
name:
Merry, Melissa K.
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997