Social media users who are interested in politics have different experiences on Facebook and Twitter, with four-in-ten Twitter users saying that at least half of the posts that they see are political, compared with about a quarter of Facebook users who say the same.
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy
The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.
Online traditional political activities are most popular among the well-educated and the financially well-off
The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
The growth of social media and the rapid adoption of internet-enabled mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process.
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The growth of social media and rapid adoption of internet-enable mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process. An infographic provides a summary of the latest data from national surveys taken during the 2012 campaign.
22% of registered voters have announced their vote for president on social media like Facebook or Twitter