U.S. social media user online political discussion frequency 2016

Frequency of of social media users in the United States commenting, posting, or discussing government and politics with others on social media as of August 2016

U.S. social media user online political discussion frequency 2016 This statistic presents the frequency of social media users in the United States commenting, posting, or discussing government and politics with others on social media as of August 2016. According to the survey, seven percent of respondents often engaged in political discussions on social media, while 50 percent never commented, posted, or discussed anything related to government and politics.
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Frequency of of social media users in the United States commenting, posting, or discussing government and politics with others on social media as of August 2016

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Share of respondents
Often7%
Sometimes19%
Hardly ever24%
Never50%
No answer1%
Share of respondents
Often7%
Sometimes19%
Hardly ever24%
Never50%
No answer1%
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This statistic presents the frequency of social media users in the United States commenting, posting, or discussing government and politics with others on social media as of August 2016. According to the survey, seven percent of respondents often engaged in political discussions on social media, while 50 percent never commented, posted, or discussed anything related to government and politics.
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Release date
October 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 12 to August 8, 2016
Number of respondents
4,579 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
social media users
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Question: How often do you comment, post, or discuss government and politics with others on social media?
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