Opinions of social media

Jan 20, 2015

Q. For each of the statements about social media (like facebook, twitter) below, please indicate whether you agree or disagree 

 

Total agree

Total disagree

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Online social media are a good way to have your say on political issues

46%

37%

5%

41%

23%

14%

17%

Online social media can get people interested in political affairs

50%

29%

5%

45%

19%

10%

21%

Most people spend too much time on social media at the expense of other activities

80%

9%

36%

44%

7%

2%

10%

Online social media is a modern way to keep abreast of political affairs

48%

36%

5%

43%

23%

13%

16%

I frequently share things of interest on social media

35%

59%

6%

29%

29%

30%

6%

A large majority (80%) agreed that “Most people spend too much time on social media at the expense of other activities”.

However, respondents were also more likely to agree that online social media can get people interested in political affairs (50%), is a modern way to keep abreast of political affairs (48%) and are a good way to have your say on political issues 46%).

35% agree that they frequently share things of interest on social media.

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