Pew: 22% revealed on social media how they plan to vote

Pew reports today that 22% of registered voters have announced on a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter how they voted or planned to vote. (About 29% of voters under 50 have announced their candidate picks on social media, compared with 17% of those 50 and older.)

Other findings:

54% of registered voters have had face-to-face conversations in the past 30 days with others, encouraging them to vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

25% have talked on the phone with others, encouraging them to vote for one of the candidates.

20% have posted voting messages to others on a social networking site (SNS) or Twitter, encouraging them to vote for one of the candidates.

12% have sent emails to others, encouraging them to vote for one of the candidates.

10% have sent text messages to others, encouraging them to vote for one of the candidates.

* Social media and voting (pewinternet.org)

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