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Social Media Impacts Politics of Younger Voters Most

Most voters remain avid users of social media but say they’re not influenced by political posts on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Those under 40 are far more likely than their elders to have their politics shaped by social media.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters say they rarely or never use social media like Facebook and Twitter. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say they use social media every day or nearly every day. Eleven percent (11%) turn to social media a few times a week, while another nine percent (9%) do so every now and then. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 24 & 27, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 24 & 27, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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