Multivariate and Geospatial Analysis of ICT Utilization in US States
Track: Statistical Analysis
Authors: James Pick, Jeremy Johnson, Avijit Sarkar, James Pick
We examine factors associated with utilization of eight types of information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the level of US states. ICT utilization variables are spatially analyzed to determine extent of clustering. Regression residuals are examined to eliminate spatial bias. Societal openness, urbanization, and ethnicities are significantly associated with higher ICT uses. We report interesting findings for use of Facebook and Twitter. Policy implications of the study are discussed.