A SMALL number of Democrats have been found to post the bulk of all tweets, according to a new study.
A Pew Research Center analysis of adults' Twitter behaviors across the United States has found significant differences in the way Democrats and Republicans use the social media platform.
The survey was conducted between November 11, 2019, and September 14, 2020.
The number of Twitter users who took part in the study is 3,518.
It revealed that 10 percent of Twitter users account for 92 percent of all tweets.
And 69 percent of "highly prolific users" identified themselves as "Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents."
According to the findings, 10 percent of the "most active" Dems tweet approximately twice as much as the 10 percent of"most active" Republicans.
Dems tweeted 157 times per month and GOPers tweeted 79 times in the same time period, researchers said.
The study also explained that "regardless of party, most Twitter users tweet very infrequently."
It states: "The median U.S. adult Twitter user tweeted just once per month during the time period of the study.
"The median Democrat posts just one tweet per month, and the median Republican has no monthly tweets.
"Similarly, the typical adult on the platform – regardless of party – has relatively few followers."
Sixty percent of Republican Twitter users and 62 percent of non-users consider themselves "very or somewhat conservative."
However, Democrat Twitter users and non-users were found to have different political leanings.
Sixty percent of Dems on Twitter consider themselves "very or somewhat liberal."
Out of the 43 percent of non-Twitter users, 12 percent say they are "very liberal."
The research also found that "the two accounts followed by the largest share of U.S. adults are much more likely to be followed by users from one party than the other."
For example, 42 percent of Democrats follow Former President Barack Obama – with only 12 percent of his followers being Republicans.
President Donald Trump is followed by 35 percent of Republicans and only 13 percent of Dems.
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