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Percentage of U.S. Congress members who posted on social media accounts 2020

In 2020, 98 percent of U.S. Senators have posted through their official social media accounts on Twitter. In comparison, only 79 percent of Senators went through their official social media accounts to post content on Instagram.

Percentage of U.S. Congress members who posted on official social media accounts in 2020

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Source

Release date

December 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 1 to November 30, 2020

Supplementary notes

Analyzed nearly 800,000 posts made by members of the 116th Congress on official social media accounts. Includes activity from official legislative accounts. For measuring the messages legislators wrote in their own words, Twitter data does not include retweets. Instagram and Facebook data does not include stories.

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