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Twitter users in the United States are younger, better educated and more left-leaning than the general population, a survey showed Wednesday.
The Pew Research Center study found those using the micro-blogging platform are more likely to come from higher-income brackets but that their gender and racial or ethnic makeup is largely similar to the adult population as a whole.
Pew - Analysis - Percent - American - Adults
The Pew analysis indicates that the 22 percent of American adults use Twitter—far less than the 69 percent using the leading social network Facebook.
Twitter users are younger, more likely to identify as Democrats, more highly educated and have higher incomes than US adults overall, Pew researchers found.
Age - Adult - US - Twitter - Users
The median age of adult US Twitter users is 40—seven years younger than the overall population.
The survey found 42 percent of adult Twitter users have at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 31 percent for the general public.
Percent - Income - Points - Population
And 41 percent had a household income above $75,000—nine points greater than the general population.
The researchers found 36 percent of those surveyed identify with the Democratic Party, compared with 30 percent of all US adults, while 21 percent said they identified...
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