Distribution of race-related tweets that were tied to current events in the United States from January 2015 to March 2016

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Share of respondents
Related to current events60%
2016 campaign10%
Police or judicial system7%
Celebrities or entertainment7%
Other current events35%
Not related to current events40%
About discrimination, but not tied to specific events22%
Related to race, but not explicitly about racial discrimination18%

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This statistic presents the share of race-related tweets that were tied to current events in the United States from January 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. According to the source, 60 percent of the tweets were related to current events, including ten percent that mentioned the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Release date
August 2016
United States
Survey time period
February 29 to May 8, 2016
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
These events occurred in the United States and subsequently, most of the online discussion surrounding these events were based in the United States.

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