SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans in their 20s use different social media platforms based on their political sentiment, a survey showed Tuesday.
The National Youth Policy Institute conducted a survey of 2,214 people from 19 to 24 years of age, in which there were more progressives (52.5 percent) than conservatives (23.8 percent) on Twitter.
On Twitter, there were more female users (42.6 percent) than males (26.4 percent) and 38.6 percent of respondents were 20 years old.
In contrast, 48.7 percent of conservatives used Facebook, followed by 46.7 percent of moderates and 41.6 percent of progressives.
On Facebook, there were more male users (54.8 percent) than females (35.7 percent). Non-college groups (53 percent) used Facebook more often than college groups (43.1 percent).
On Instagram, there were more female users (93.9 percent) than males (88.5 percent). There were no meaningful differences in terms of political sentiment.
Among the respondents, 47.6 percent said they had seen hateful expressions online in the previous 30 days.
At 77.2 percent, a majority of the respondents experienced hateful expressions toward men, and 77.5 percent toward women.
They were followed by hateful expressions towards homosexuals (68.9 percent), disabled persons (58.2 percent), seniors (51.3 percent) and foreigners (45.7 percent).
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)