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.
Large Majority of the Public Views Prosecution of Capitol Rioters as ‘Very Important’
Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say prosecuting those who broke in on Jan. 6 is very important and that penalties for them will likely be less severe than they should be.
About one-in-five Americans who have been harassed online say it was because of their religion
About one-fifth of those Americans who have experienced online harassment say they believe they were targeted because of their religion.
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.
Legislators in UK, Canada and Australia Express Post-election Enthusiasm for Biden Administration on Twitter
In preelection tweets about the U.S., lawmakers abroad focused on how the election will affect bilateral ties and trade.
5 facts about the QAnon conspiracy theories
Here are five facts about how much Americans have heard about the QAnon conspiracy theories and their views about them.
64% of Americans say social media have a mostly negative effect on the way things are going in the U.S. today
Just one-in-ten Americans say social media sites have a mostly positive effect on the way things are going in the U.S. today.
23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter
The share of social media users who say they have changed their views on an issue has increased since we last asked this question in 2018.
Differences in How Democrats and Republicans Behave on Twitter
Entering the peak of the the 2020 election season, social media platforms are firmly entrenched as a venue for Americans to process campaign news and engage in various types of social activism. But not all Americans use these platforms in similar ways.
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