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47% of Users Under 40 Say Social Media Influences Their Politics

Friday, February 07, 2020

Social media is having a greater impact on the nation’s political debate, with nearly half of younger voters now saying it influences their opinions. But with YouTube the latest to announce censorship efforts, voters have little confidence that social media will be able to fairly weed out questionable material.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds just 19% of Likely U.S. Voters say they rarely or never use social media like Facebook and Twitter. Sixty-one percent (61%) use social media every day or nearly every day. This marks little change from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 4-5, 2020 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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