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Are Facebook Posts About the Election Pointless?

Political discord tends to lead to disharmony in relationships.

Does posting about the election on Facebook actually do anything? Or are you just wasting everyone’s time? Well, a website recently polled 10,000 users, and about 90% said they’ve NEVER changed their opinion because of something a friend posted.

That includes 94% of Republicans, 92% of Democrats, and 85% of Independents. But apparently that means about 10% of people HAVE. So you can keep fighting the good fight I guess?

Here are four more stats from the survey that are kind of interesting . . .

  1.  Republicans are slightly more likely to post about politics than Democrats. 39% compared to 34%. And 26% of Independents said they’ve done it.
  2.  Republicans are also slightly more likely to JUDGE someone for it. 61% said they judge people based on the political stuff they post, compared to 54% of Democrats, and 34% of Independents.
  3.  Democrats are more likely to UNFRIEND you for something you post. 18% said they’ve done it, compared to 12% of Republicans, and 9% of Independents.
  4.  Most of us agree Facebook isn’t the best place to discuss the election. Only 36% of Republicans said it’s “appropriate” to post about politics, compared to 31% of Democrats, and just 21% of Independents.

(Wired)

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