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Disclosure of U.S. social media users' political views via posts 2012, by party

This graph shows the share of U.S. social networking site users who said they had learned via social posts that their friends' political views were different than they had thought. The responses are differentiated by the party affiliation of participants. In 2012, 49 percent of Democrat social network users found that someone's beliefs were different than they thought, based on something they posted on social networking sites.

Share of U.S. social media users who learnt via social posts that their friends political views were different than they had thought in 2012, by party affiliation

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Source

Release date

March 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 20 to February 19, 2012

Number of respondents

1,047 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Social networking site users

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* % of social networking site users who say they learned someone’s views were different (among Democrats, Republicans, Independents; very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, and very liberal users)
original survey n = 2,253

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