Pew Research Center: One-Third of Tweets From US Adults Are Political

Americans 50 and older accounted for 78% of them

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Political content being prevalent on Twitter probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but the extent to which it is prevalent might.

A recent study by Pew Research Center found that one-third of tweets from adults in the U.S. are political in nature.

The think tank arrived at its findings via a May 2021 survey of a representative sample of U.S. adults who use Twitter, as well as an analysis of English-language tweets posted by a subset of those users between May 2020 and May 2021.

According to Pew, one-quarter of adult Twitter users in the U.S.



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