BY THE NUMBERS
(Source: "#SocialCongress: Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill," Congressional Management Foundation)
Social media is a transformative platform for politicians and the public to communicate; it has changed the
tone, speed and nature of the democratic dialogue. Americans who previously had not participated in public
policy debate are now engaged and congressional staffers have new and instant means for assessing public
opinion. Fire up your social media accounts and get engaged with your legislators today!
Ranked by how quickly their offices adopted social media tools, congressional staffers
weigh in on how social media has helped them gauge public opinion.
How Important Are the Following
for Understanding Constituents’ Views and Opinions?*