66% of social media users have employed the platforms for at least one of eight civic or political activities with social media (RT @go_galt: Interested in “Social Media and Political Engagement”?
Another insight from this study: "
38% of those who use social networking sites (SNS) or Twitter use those social media to “like” or promote material related to politics or social issues that others have posted. Liberal Democrats who use social media are particularly likely to use the ‘like’ button—52% of them have done so and 42% of conservative Republicans have also done so.
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