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ESPINAR-RUIZ, Eva  and  GONZALEZ-RIO, María José. Spanish young people's Internet use and political practices. Convergencia [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.69, pp.13-38. ISSN 2448-5799.

In this article we apply a secondary analysis on the micro-data provided by the study 2,889 of the Spanish Center for Sociological Research. The main objective is to observe if there is a correlation between young people's Internet use and their political practices. Specifically, the analyzed variables allow us to study three important aspects: 1) the correlation between the degree of political participation and the frequency of Internet use, 2) the relation between online and offline political participation, and 3) the existence of differences in online political participation with respect of socio-demographic variables. Among the results we can highlight the existence of a statistically significant relation between a higher frequency of Internet use and a greater online and offline political involvement.

Keywords : young people; Internet; political participation; Spain; quantitative analysis.

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