The Pew Internet & American Life Project just released its survey of bloggers and their habits.
Interestingly, only 11% of bloggers focus on politics and only 2% write on religion. The report points out that most bloggers use their platform for self-expression. With so few people posting on politics and even fewer on faith, this gives progressive bloggers significant voice compared to other forms of mass media such as radio or television. There’s room for progressive-minded folks to write on how their faith informs their politics and doing so just might make a difference.
Also, in thinking about the future of media coverage of religion and public life, it’s important to note that more than half of all bloggers are under the age of 30 which suggests that the blogosphere will grow in importance both as a tool for information and mobilization in the years to come.
Read the press release here.
And read the entire report here.