Candidates’ social media outpaces their websites and emails as an online campaign news source
A quarter of U.S. adults (24%) turn to social media posts from either the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaigns as a way of keeping up with the election, while 10% turn to their websites and 9% turn to emails.
Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity
Half of those who aren’t learning about the election feel their vote doesn’t matter
Contentious Republican debates lure many Democrats to tune in
While a majority of Americans have watched at least one of the debates for the 2016 presidential election, there are striking differences between parties when it comes to which side’s debates people are watching.
How do Americans use Twitter for news?
A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.
5 key takeaways about Twitter, Facebook and news use
More Americans get news on Twitter and Facebook today than in the past. We pulled together key facts about news consumption on these two popular social media sites.