What Do People Think About Voting Selfies?
With this in mind, we were wondering how people are using their devices this election season. We asked 3,608 people their thoughts on technology and the election. Here’s what we found.
- News Outlets Beat Social: More than half (54%) of respondents who are registered to vote have consumed election content via news articles within the past week, followed by 23% citing social media and 21% citing videos.
- Say No to Selfies: 80% of respondents who are registered to vote do not plan on taking a selfie after they’ve voted. Voting: 1. Selfies: 0
- Oh Tech No! Nearly two-thirds (62%) of respondents who are registered to vote believe that you should not be able vote from a phone or tablet.
- Maybe One Day: 25% of respondents who are registered to vote said they would be more inclined to vote if they could do so from their phone or tablet.
- Feeling Anti-Social: 72% of respondents who are registered to vote do not share their opinions about the 2016 presidential election on social media. The most inclined to share on social are those we talked to who are less than 34 years old.
- Apps More Like It: Of respondents who are registered to vote, 17% use mobile news apps to track election campaigns, followed by 15% citing social media apps.
Whether sharing selfies after they vote or tuning into the results on social, we know everyone will be connected on November 8.
Remember, get out and vote!
Source: AT&T and Added Value survey of 3,608 U.S. mobile users, ages 16-75, Aug. 31- Oct. 2, 2016