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
11% of Democrats on social media, 24% of other Democrats
The full analysis can be found here.