Democrats are angrier than Republicans on Facebook
New studies about engagement with congressional Facebook posts and hyper-partisan Facebook pages show that information shared by partisan sources is increasingly leading to angry reactions.
A new study from Pew Research Center finds:
The proportion of reactions from Facebook audiences to Democratic officials' posts that used the "angry" button more than tripled after the election.
Republicans' "angry reactions" stayed pretty much the same before and after the election, hovering around 10%.
The analysis mimics findings from NewsWhip, a social analytics company, that show a high proportion of "angry face" reactions to likes for these hyper-partisan political pages on Facebook. These publishers "are highly adept" at getting their followers to react with strong emotion rather than just a like, per NewsWhip.