Social media and civic activism

Recently Pew Research Center conducted survey research on how Americans use social media for civic engagement.  Not too surprisingly, Pew found that over half of Americans surveyed had taken part in some type of civic activity on social media in the past year.

Roughly half of Americans have been civically active on social media in the past year

What’s really interesting to us here at Magnify about these data is that they indicate that of the Americans who are using social media for civic activity, 34% had taken part in a group that shares an interest in an issue or cause, 32% had encouraged others to take action on issues important to them, and 19% had looked up information on local protests/rallies.

Adding those up we find that 85% of Americans who use social media for civic action are engaging with platforms and applications like Magnify.

In an era when social and political activism are of increasing interest to many Americans, it’s important to note that a majority of Americans are taking advantage of social media to get engaged — and that they are using tools like Magnify to work with their family, friends, and neighbors to accomplish positive change.

If you haven’t yet, take a few minutes to try Magnify, we know that you’ll find some interesting projects to get engaged in, and you may find that it’s a tool that you can use to get some things accomplished in your neighborhood or city.