With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.
As the 2022 campaign draws to a close, here’s how federal, state and local candidates have used Twitter
One-in-five federal, state and local candidate tweets in 2022 have mentioned race, abortion, education or the economy.
In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
Here are five facts about political content on Twitter, such as the content and nature of these posts.
Roughly one-quarter of American adults use Twitter. And when they share their views on the site, quite often they are doing so about politics and political issues.
Concern about drug addiction has declined in U.S., even in areas where fatal overdoses have risen the most
Public concern about addiction is down even in the parts of the U.S. where drug overdose death rates have increased the most.
Jobs, hobbies top the list of things U.S. adults put in their Twitter profiles; references to politics relatively rare
73% of U.S. adult Twitter users include identifiable text in their profile, but 27% include no text apart from the display and username fields.
23% of U.S. adults say they use Twitter. The share of Americans who use the platform has remained consistent over the past several years.
Roughly half of American adults who use Twitter (49%) post fewer than five tweets per month; 59% of infrequent tweeters are ages 30 to 49.
More members of Congress, especially Democrats, are talking about Black History Month on social media
64% of members of Congress mentioned Black History Month on Facebook or Twitter in February 2021, up from just 29% in 2015.