Politics is actually a lot more moderate than social media makes it seem

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2022
From The Right
Illustration by Michelle Budge, Deseret News

If politics ever seems a bit extreme online, it’s not just you.

Social media is skewed to the furthest ends of the political spectrum, according to new Pew Research Center polling, with the most conservative and liberal users more likely to post about politics online than moderates.

Pew classified U.S. adults into nine political typologies and found that Americans on the furthest ends of their spectrum, the “Progressive Left” and “Faith and Flag Conservatives,” were the most likely to show support for a political campaign or candidate on social media. Those more in...

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