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jackovesk
28th April 2011, 09:26
Poll reveals the rebel surfers of the internet

FREQUENT internet users are less likely to respect the law, serve on a jury or do volunteer work, a study has found.

An Australian National University poll discovered that while regular web surfers were more politically engaged, they also had less deference for traditional societal values.

Only 38 per cent of respondents who logged on at least once a day felt it was important to obey laws and regulations, compared with 51 per cent of less regular cyberspace visitors.

“Frequent internet users were less willing than infrequent internet users to accept that traditional norms of citizenship such as obeying laws and regulations, serving on a jury if called and being active in voluntary organisations are very important in order to be a good citizen,” the report said.

Still, report researcher Juliet Pietsch said the internet wasn't causing people to withdraw from society.

“In fact our research shows the opposite,” she said at the report launch today.

She cited a finding showing 70 per cent of regular web surfers felt it was very important to help those worse off than themselves.

However, people who seldom visited the internet were just as likely to help the needy.

The internet was also found to be sparking political engagement, with one in four respondents visiting the websites of political parties and candidates.

“Those who use the internet more frequently actually know more about politics in general,” Dr Pietsch said.

Almost nine in 10 respondents had internet access at home, with 82 per cent of people having broadband access.

Some 68 per cent of poll participants used the internet at least once a day.

The Internet and Civil Society report was compiled in December 2010.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/poll-unveils-the-rebel-surfers-of-the-internet/story-e6frg6nf-1226046430345

PS - Not many MSM Polls I tend to agree with, but this one I think was getting closer to the mark.

People know there is something wrong with society and their Govts. and are actually seeking out the Wrong Doings and the Truth.

Because of this more & more people actually find out for themselves they are constantly being Lied to by the MSM and the very Govt. Authorities that wish to Control & Enslave them.

No wonder they are choosing their 'Free Will' to practice and preach disobedience towards such Draconian establishments!

Keep up your Truth Surfing Avalonians...

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TimelessDimensions
28th April 2011, 19:17
what about the laws of nature?

Nate
29th April 2011, 06:37
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Agrees

“Those who use the internet more frequently actually know more about politics in general,” Dr Pietsch said.

While the TV collects dust until it's time to sell it on Craigslist.