Social media sites have little influence on Politics

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Few social media users are influenced by the political content found on sites like Facebook and Twitter , a study suggests .

Social media sites have little influence on Politics

Few social media users get influenced by the political content found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a study suggests .

Only 16 percent of respondents said their views on a political issue had changed after discussion or read messages about a social networking site , the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey found .

The study , released Tuesday ( Sept. 4/ 12) , found the liberals (24 percent ) were more likely to change their views than those who identify themselves as moderate ( 18 percent) and conservatives ( 11 percent) .

Social media also had little impact on the political actions of the users. Only 25 percent of respondents reported greater involvement in a political issue after discussing it or read about it on a social networking site. Nine percent reported being less involved as a result.

A Pew report released in March found that only 18 percent of social network users have taken some kind of way to ignore users whose political views differ from their own.

Survey Says:

* The black social media users are more likely than white or Hispanic users to rank sites such as " at least somewhat important " for news and political activities.

Persons aged 18 to 29 are more likely than other age groups to classify social media as an important policy tool .

* Those who talk about politics are often more likely to post about politics on social networks .


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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
19th Jun 2014 (#)

I am not sure that I would agree, the recent Ontario provincial election here in Canada had many hashtags and had huge activity. Was that the only thing that influenced many voters I do not believe it was.

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author avatar puncakceria
12th Dec 2014 (#)

interesting article, thank's for sharing..

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