Democratic lawmakers post more content on Twitter, while the median Republican member now averages more audience engagement than the median Democrat across platforms.
More than half of all tweets sent by members of the U.S. Congress between March 11 and 21 were related to the coronavirus outbreak.
A 56% majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who use Twitter describe their political views as liberal or very liberal.
These users make up just 6% of all U.S. adults with public accounts, but they account for 73% of tweets from adults that mention politics.
The findings of this analysis paint a nuanced picture of just how prevalent political speech is among U.S. adults on Twitter.
Republican and Republican-leaning adult Twitter users are more likely than Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents to follow Trump.
Photos that exclusively show men make up the majority of photos that show people; representational differences persist across topics
Our first study of Twitter behavior based on a representative sample of U.S. adult users explores Americans' use of the platform.
Twitter users are younger, more likely to identify as Democrats, more highly educated and have higher incomes than U.S. adults overall.
The way polling questions are asked can influence people's answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.