2008 Facebook Statistics on American Politics


With the Iowa caucuses and the first Democratic and Republican primaries just around the corner, I thought it was time we take a look at the American political landscape according to statistics on the Facebook user population. While not everyone in America is on Facebook (just over 8% of the adult population is, including almost 47% of Washington, DC), Facebook users are representative of a very important young, educated, and connected demographic.

Below are the findings of my research, which I conducted using data provided by Facebook (all national and state user statistics), the US Census Bureau (2006 population estimates), and CNN Politics (past election results).

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