Americans use a range of approaches to keep informed about what is happening in their communities and online activities have been added to the mix. Face-to-face encounters and phone calls remain the most frequent methods of interaction with neighbors. At the same time, internet tools are gaining ground in community-oriented communications.
In a poll conducted at the end of last year, we asked about online connections to communities and neighbors and found that in the twelve months preceding our survey:
Overall, physical personal encounters remain the primary way people stay informed about community issues
Read the full report, Neighbors Online, on the Pew Internet and American Life Project's Web site.