Twitter And Facebook: The Political Agenda [INFOGRAPHIC]

36% of users have changed their opinion of a friend based on a political comment they have made on Twitter or Facebook, and, given the chance, 16% fewer social networkers would vote for President Barack Obama if they could relive the 2008 Presidential Election.

That’s the findings of a new study from market research specialists Lab42, who surveyed 500 social networking Americans about their political opinions.

Other key takeaways:

  • 51% of Facebook users have posted a political message on their wall
  • 59% of those surveyed said they would supported an independent or third party candidate for President
  • 62% of respondents said that Fox News presented a balanced view in their political coverage (!), compared to 55% for NPR

(Source: Lab42.)