Share of social media users in the United States who have changed their views about a political or social issue because of something they saw on social media in the past year as of June 2018

Social media: influence on political opinions of U.S. social media users 2018 This statistic presents the share of of social media users in the United States who have have modified their views about a political or social issue because of something they saw on social media. During the June 2018 survey period, 14 percent of respondents stated that they had changed their view on a political or social issue due to something they had seen on social networks in the past year.
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Yes14%
No80%
No answer1%
Share of respondents
Yes14%
No80%
No answer1%
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This statistic presents the share of of social media users in the United States who have have modified their views about a political or social issue because of something they saw on social media. During the June 2018 survey period, 14 percent of respondents stated that they had changed their view on a political or social issue due to something they had seen on social networks in the past year.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 29 to June 11, 2018
Number of respondents
4,594 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
social media users
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Question: In the past year, have you ever modified your views about a political or social issue because of something you saw on social media?
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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