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U.S. adults' sentiments towards social media allowing political ads 2020, by PID

According to a study from 2020 on political advertising on social media in the United States, 38 percent of respondents who identified as Republican or Lean Republican said that social media companies should allow all political ads on their platform. In comparison, only 15 percent of respondents, identifying as Democrats or Lean Democrats, said the same. Among all U.S. respondents, 26 percent thought that social media networks should allow all political ads on their social platforms.

Share of adults who say that social media companies should not allow political advertising on their platform in the United States as of September 2020, by party identification

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

September 8 to 13, 2020

Number of respondents

10,093 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Those who did not give an answer are not shown.

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