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Most Americans "took a break" from Musk's Twitter

by on19 May 2023

Probably giving up on it next year

Most Americans who used Twitter took a break in the past year and many say they will abandon the site in the next year, according to a Pew Research Centre survey.

The survey found that since Elon [look at me] Musk took over Twitter, it is increasingly becoming the domain of white males

Pew found that 60 per cent of Americans who have used Twitter in the past 12 months say they have taken a break from the platform for several weeks or more, while 40 per cent say they have not done this.

Women are more likely than men to say they have taken a break from the platform in the past year (70 per cent vs. 54 per cent). And Black users (67 per cent) are more likely than their White (60 per cent) or Hispanic (54 per cent) counterparts to say the same. There were not enough Asian American Twitter users to allow for a separate analysis.

Only 40 per cent expect to be using the site in a year’s time and 35 per cent think they might still be there. However, a quarter are saying sod this for a game of soldiers.

Among current or recent Twitter users, a larger share of women than men say it is unlikely they will be on the platform in a year (30 per cent vs. 20 per cent Conversely, current or recent Twitter users who are men are more likely than women to say they likely will use the platform a year from now (47per cent vs. 31 per cent per cent).

More Democrats than Republicans are likely to have left but the difference is not that great (29 per cent vs. 20 per cent).


Last modified on 19 May 2023
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