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Useful reality check from 2017 British Election Study survey...83% of voters don't use Twitter, 43% don't use Facebook
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
Plus of course most of those who use either will hardly ever or never use them to talk politics or read about politics
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Roving Actuary #FBPE Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
Where does it say 83%? Not saying that it's incorrect but it seems lower than I'd expect for 2017.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Though often that is misleading, as it is people not being able to understand the question. If you ask them substantive ideological questions (eg "do you think ordinary people get a fair share of the nation's wealth?") a lot of them turn out not to be centrists at all.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @triplesilk
I said - British Election Study face to face survey. People asked if they use it. 83% said no.
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Roving Actuary #FBPE Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
I know you said it, I'm asking where in the paper it says it? I did see a figure around 18% but it seemed like that was actually from 2015, which may have shifted a bit since then, I may have been looking at the wrong part though, hence the question.
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Axel Antoni Jul 17
But many in media use Twitter. I had two of my tweets lifted into newspaper articles - thus shifting public opinion even of those who don't use Twitter. Two other tweets made it into the Home Affairs Committee (thanks, not, )
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The Broken Irony Meter Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
What reality check is this meant to be? The swing to change the result was 2%. Well within the boundaries of this, let alone all the other 'irregularities'.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Oh, I'm well aware of that! Twitter's great for many things, wasn't knocking it, just pointing out its a narrow and skewed sample of people on here.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @triplesilk
Its not in a paper. Its from the survey dataset, which I was just playing around with. Donwloadable from the British Election Study website.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @Irony_Meter
Not an EU referendum point.
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Peter Bull Jul 17
Is that of eligible voters or actual voters?
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Roving Actuary #FBPE Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
Looks like you are much better at finding data than me. I did see the text below in a report though. If this is what they use it does seem old, but it may not have the same report.
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @triplesilk
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @pessable @NickCohen4
Eligible (actually all BES respondents, which may include some adults not eligible to vote haven't checked that)
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Everard de la Touche Jul 17
Replying to @robfordmancs
Was the research for this done online or by phone? (or on the street?).
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Rob Ford Jul 17
Replying to @Cremedelamenthe
Face to face interviews in people's homes.
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