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U.S. voters using social networks for political purposes in 2010, by age group

This graph shows the internet users' share of social network usage for political involvement and debates during 2010, sorted by age groups. The survey found that 29 percent of the 30-45 year-olds used social networks for political purposes in 2010.

Share of U.S. voters who use social networks for political purposes in 2010, by age group

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Source

Release date

January 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 3 to 24, 2010

Number of respondents

2,257 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Using social networking sites for political purposes includes doing one or more of the following: getting candidate or campaign information, discovering which sites one’s friends voted for, “friending” a candidate or political group, posting political content, and joining or starting a political group or cause.

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