U.S. social media users opinions on online discussions on politics 2016

The graph shows the opinions of social media users in the United States on social media discussions regarding politics as of August 2016. The survey revealed that 53 percent of respondents believed that social media has helped to bring new voices into the political discussion somewhat well, whereas 24 percent stated that it had not helped at all.

Opinions of social media users in the United States on social media discussions regarding politics as of August 2016

Very wellSomewhat wellNot at allNo answer
People say things when discussing politics on social media that they would never say in person40%44%15%2%
Social media has helped to bring new voices into the political discussion21%53%24%2%
People don’t say things about politics on social media because they worry they will lose friends or get criticized14%50%35%2%
Social media helps people get involved with issues that matter to them22%57%20%1%
Social media is a good way to learn about what political candidates are really like9%45%45%1%
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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 12 to August 8, 2016

Number of respondents

3,571 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Social media users

Supplementary notes

Question: How well do you think the following statements describe social media?

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