On social media, Gen Z and Millennial adults interact more with climate change content than older generations
Among U.S. social media users, 45% of Gen Z adults have interacted with content that focuses on the need for action on climate change.
Facebook Posts in Early Days of Biden Administration Reflect Ideological Divide
A new study of posts on popular public Facebook pages about the early days of the Biden administration finds that the focus of these posts, as well as the assessments of the new president, differed widely by the ideological orientation of the pages.
Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment
U.S. adults explain – in their own words – what they think cancel culture means.
70% of U.S. social media users never or rarely post or share about political, social issues
Only 9% of adult social media users say they often post or share things about political or social issues on social media.
Partisan differences in social media use show up for some platforms, but not Facebook
Democrats are about 10 percentage points or more likely than Republicans to say they ever use Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Reddit.
Republicans, Democrats at odds over social media companies banning Trump
Americans are more likely to support than oppose banning Donald Trump's social media accounts, but views are divided along political lines.
Though not especially productive in passing bills, the 116th Congress set new marks for social media use
Voting members of the 116th Congress collectively produced more than 2.2 million tweets and Facebook posts in 2019 and 2020.
How lawmakers’ social media activity changed in the days after the U.S. Capitol riot
Social media activity by members of Congress changed in notable ways following the rioting at the Capitol by supporters of President Trump.
The State of Online Harassment
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
Key findings about voter engagement in the 2020 election
53% of U.S. adults who voted in the general election say they engaged in at least 1 of 6 political activities over the past six months.
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