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.
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
Share of respondents
Often7%
Sometimes19%
Hardly ever24%
Never50%
No answer1%
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Source

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

Supplementary notes

Question: How often do you comment, post, or discuss government and politics with others on social media?

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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