Some Hopeful Stats

“Most people you meet in everyday life — at work, in the neighborhood — are decent and normal. Even nice. But hit Twitter or watch the news, and you’d think we were all nuts and nasty.” -Erica Pandey, Mike Allen

This article highlights three stats that make me hopeful that things aren’t as crazy as they appear online. However, I must note that living in what I call Trump Valley where someone has even cut Trump Won into their lawn, there is still a large divide between Dems and Republicans.

I am Independent but always vote Democratic when it comes to the big races, because, honestly – if I want my vote to count I don’t see the middle gaining any ground. It will be interesting to see what happens during the next big election year.

Three stats we find reassuring:

  1.  75% of people in the U.S. never tweet.
  2. On an average weeknight in January, just 1% of U.S. adults watched primetime Fox News (2.2 million). 0.5% tuned into MSNBC (1.15 million).
  3. Nearly three times more Americans (56%) donated to charities during the pandemic than typically give money to politicians and parties (21%).

Read the article here: The new silent majority: People who don’t tweet

Da’Nela, an American Misfit, [she/her/hers/trying to be humanish, maybe]
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