SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, America's leading source for pro and con research on controversial issues, announced a major record in web traffic. The first quarter of 2016 brought 7.6 million readers – the biggest quarter ever in the charity's 12-year history.
Why the dramatic increase? Teachers and the 2016 presidential election.
ProCon.org operates the website 2016election.procon.org which showcases presidential candidate profiles and candidate responses to 50+ questions in topics ranging from climate change to gun control and minimum wage to Common Core. The Top 10 most popular pages on this website for 2016 are (in order):
- Compare Candidate Positions Side-by-Side
- Easy to Use Presidential Quiz
- Donald Trump
- Hillary Clinton
- Bernie Sanders
- Ted Cruz
- Should the United States Allow Syrian Refugees into the Country?
- Marco Rubio
- John Kasich
- Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?
In addition to the spike in election-related traffic, ProCon.org attracted record visitation from its core audience of teachers and students.
Educators in more than 7,000 schools in all 50 states and 85 countries have used ProCon.org. The Teachers' Corner, with its lesson plan ideas, Common Core Q&A, critical thinking explained video, and inspiration quotes about critical thinking, remains a very popular resource.
For more about ProCon.org, please visit www.procon.org.
ProCon.org (www.procon.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2004, whose mission is to encourage critical thinking, respectful debate, and informed citizenship. ProCon.org has more than 23,000,000 annual readers. Information is presented on 55 different ProCon.org issue websites in subjects ranging from alternative energy, gay marriage, and medical marijuana to the death penalty, immigration, and the 2016 presidential election.
ProCon.org is free of charge, requires no registration, and has been used by educators in more than 7,000 schools in all 50 states and more than 85 foreign countries.
ProCon.org is widely used and cited by mainstream media, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Slate, Daily Beast, Forbes, The Atlantic, and USA Today.
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Kamy Akhavan, President & Managing Editor
For information about ProCon.org, visit www.procon.org