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Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, August 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
173 news outlets
book_reviews
1 book reviewer
blogs
27 blogs
policy
6 policy sources
twitter
787 X users
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
5 Redditors
video
1 YouTube creator

Citations

dimensions_citation
982 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1582 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
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Title
Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, August 2018
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1804840115
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christopher A. Bail, Lisa P. Argyle, Taylor W. Brown, John P. Bumpus, Haohan Chen, M. B. Fallin Hunzaker, Jaemin Lee, Marcus Mann, Friedolin Merhout, Alexander Volfovsky

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 1,582 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 1582 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 295 19%
Student > Master 204 13%
Student > Bachelor 184 12%
Researcher 139 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 80 5%
Other 231 15%
Unknown 449 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 441 28%
Psychology 176 11%
Computer Science 112 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 64 4%
Arts and Humanities 47 3%
Other 243 15%
Unknown 499 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2149. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2024.
All research outputs
#4,283
of 26,370,291 outputs
Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#134
of 104,787 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69
of 348,460 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#5
of 923 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 26,370,291 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 104,787 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 40.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 923 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.