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Social media: influence on political candidate views of U.S. social media users 2016

The statistic presents the share of United States social media users whose opinions on a particular political candidate in the last American election season were modified because of something they saw on social media as of August 2016. According to the survey, 82 percent of respondents stated that they they had not changed their view of a particular candidate due to something they saw on social media.

This election season, have you modified your views about a particular political candidate because of something you saw on social media?

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Release date

October 2016


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

View of social media users in the United States on seeing social media posts and discussions about politics and the 2016 election as of August 2016

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