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Cherie Burbach

And the Winner Is…

By November 7, 2012

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The election is done, and this means either the person you voted for won or not. Either way, your friendship may be hurting now because of all the sharing of opinions and thoughts. Very often, an election year can mean you're pretty sick of all the updates to your friend's Facebook walls.

Now that the election is over, what state will your friendship be in?

I found this interesting study from the Pew Research Center specifically related to politics and social networking (SNS). They said:

  • 10% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because that person posted too frequently about political subjects
  • 9% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they posted something about politics or issues that they disagreed with or found offensive
  • 8% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they argued about political issues on the site with the user or someone the user knows
  • 4% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they disagreed with something the user posted about politics

Have you ever blocked a friend because of politics? Well now that the election is over, does that mean you won't be friends again? Or what if you didn't block your friend but you're still having a hard time listening to them rant about the campaign? I've got some ways to mend the friendship now that the election is over.

Related: My Friendship Ended Over Politics | When You and a Friend Disagree Politically | You've Been Blocked

 

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