U.S. social media users who blocked others due to political differences in 2012

This graph shows the share of U.S. social networking site users who blocked, unfriended or hid someone in 2012, due to different political reasons. In 2012, 10 percent of social networking site users said they had blocked, unfriended or hidden someone because that person posted too frequently about political issues.

Share of U.S. social media users who have blocked, unfriended or hidden someone on a social networking site in 2012, by reason

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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

Original survey size n = 2,253

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