Social Media Users Are Just Plain ‘Worn Out’ by Political Posts and Discussions

Pew Research Center found that just 15% enjoy this type of content

If you’ve had it up to here with political posts and discussions on social platforms, you are not alone, according to Pew Research Center.

A recent Pew survey of U.S. adults found that 46% of social media users feel “worn out” by the number of political posts and discussions they encounter on social networks, up nine percentage points from the last time Pew asked the same question, during the summer of 2016.

Meanwhile, 15 percent of respondents like seeing political posts on social media, while 38% didn’t feel strongly one way or the other.

Pew Research Center

Pew senior researcher Monica Anderson and computational social scientist Dennis Quinn wrote in a blog post, “Well over a year before the 2020 presidential election, many social media users in the U.S.



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