Liberals More Active Than Conservatives on Social Media [STUDY]


If you’ve ever had the sneaking suspicion that liberals might be more active on social media than conservatives, you might be right: A recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 79% of liberals use social networking sites, while only 63% of conservatives do the same. The gap is less severe when comparing Democrats and Republicans, at 71% to 65%, respectively:

A possible reason for the difference? Age. 92% of those aged 18-29 reported using social networking, 73% of 30-49 year-olds said the same, and 57% of those aged 50-64 said so. Meanwhile, Obama’s beating Romney 59% – 41% among likely voters younger than 30 according to a recent Gallup s
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