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In Advance of the Ames Straw Poll, Iowans Connect With Their Government Online
By Chris McGovern, Manager of Research Development with Connected Nation
This includes approximately 886,000 Internet users who go online to search for information or policies and 847,000 who conduct online transactions with government offices (such as e-filing taxes and filling out forms online). In addition, approximately 534,000 adults communicate with Iowa state government offices online, 447,000 go online to communicate with their local government offices, and one out of five (20%, or approximately 399,000 adults) say they use the Internet to stay in touch with elected officials or candidates.