NYT: Democrat Twitter is More Left than “Real Life”

NYT: Democrat Twitter is More Left than “Real Life”

While the Democrat party narrative on social media and in the main stream media continue to be dominated by far left positions on everything from immigration to abortion, the New York Times reports on data from the Hidden Tribes Project that shows a different perspective.

Journalists Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy of the NYT write that the “Democratic Party is increasingly perceived as dominated by its “woke” left wing. But the views of Democrats on social media often bear little resemblance to those of the wider Democratic electorate.”

The writers state that the “outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats” and this “group has the numbers to decide the Democratic presidential nomination in favor of a relatively moderate establishment favorite.”

Here is a sample of the data analysis:

Democrats who do not post political content
to social media sites are more likely to …

Identify themselves as moderates or conservatives

29% of Democrats on social media, 53% of other Democrats

Say political correctness is a problem in the U.S.

48% of Democrats on social media, 70% of other Democrats

Say they don’t follow the news much

27% of Democrats on social media, 59% of other Democrats

Be African-American

11% of Democrats on social media, 24% of other Democrats

The full analysis can be found here.

4 Responses to "NYT: Democrat Twitter is More Left than “Real Life”"

  1. I mean duh. The TR comments is not representative of TLH either. Thats why the same corrupt politicians keep getting elected.

  2. Never used any sort of “social media”. I’ve never been on FaceTwit, Twitagram, InstaTwit, or Chat-whatever. So digitally, I guess I don’t exist.

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