Andy

March 5, 2013

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

Who would have thought reducing discourse to 140 characters would cause polarized opinions that don't reflect the general population?

Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to eight major n…