Internet: Hope or Hype?
Jan Sládek, M.A.
Department of Sociology
Charles University in Prague
The Czech Republic
5 facts about czech current
political life in CR
(1) Depolitization
(2) Fragmentarization
(3) Individual strategies prefer...
Data collected in May and June 2014 by a specialized
agency
Method of data collection
◦ CAPI F2F interviews
◦ Stratified r...
Internet Use in CR
Reliable iinformation
Internet and politics in general
Voting activity
◦ Frequent elections (2010, 2012, 2013x2, 2014x2)
◦ Declining participati...
Internet and local politics
1/3 never looked for local info, 1/3 does so rarely, 1/3 regurarly on
weekly basis
87% never u...
15 Interviews in Prague 1
NGOs, locals, political parties
From 20 to 55+
- Internet seen as an easy way to communicate
- N...
Internet and political life in CR:
Hype
Low political use
Low trust in the power of the internet
Turning information into ...
Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?
Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?
Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?
Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?
Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?
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Political Use of the Internet: Hope or Hype?

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  • 1. Internet: Hope or Hype? Jan Sládek, M.A. Department of Sociology Charles University in Prague The Czech Republic
  • 2. 5 facts about czech current political life in CR (1) Depolitization (2) Fragmentarization (3) Individual strategies preferred to collective (4) Ngoisation (5) Withou connection to idelogy, mainly on the local level
  • 3. Data collected in May and June 2014 by a specialized agency Method of data collection ◦ CAPI F2F interviews ◦ Stratified random sampling combined with quota sampling ◦ Measures taken to include parts of the population with lower probability of being interviewed 1316 respondents in the final sample Weighted sample representative for the population of the Czech Republic, age 15+
  • 4. Internet Use in CR
  • 5. Reliable iinformation
  • 6. Internet and politics in general Voting activity ◦ Frequent elections (2010, 2012, 2013x2, 2014x2) ◦ Declining participation, yet municipal rather high ◦ No. 1 reson for non-voting: Disinterest in politics (45% of nonvoters), no. 2: Not know who to vote (17%) ¼ states that an active politician is amongst their close relatives or friends, ½ discusses politics
  • 7. Internet and local politics 1/3 never looked for local info, 1/3 does so rarely, 1/3 regurarly on weekly basis 87% never used the ICT to contact local politicians (x direct democracy)
  • 8. 15 Interviews in Prague 1 NGOs, locals, political parties From 20 to 55+ - Internet seen as an easy way to communicate - No online campaigning - Not used for networking - Rarely FB groups - Online petitions
  • 9. Internet and political life in CR: Hype Low political use Low trust in the power of the internet Turning information into action Internet is necessary yet not sufficient No „dangerous“ barriers in political use of the Internet