Fewer than 30 responses to a social media post by a member of the U.S. Congress is enough to capture a staffer’s attention, according to a new report.
The report, published by the Congressional Management Foundation, found that the vast majority of members of Congress have increased their social media engagement in recent years. More than three quarters say that social media has improved their relationships with their constituents.
And, for those looking for ways to sway their elected officials, the survey shows that it may not be all that difficult to get their attention. Just over a third of respondents said they take notice with fewer than ten similar comments. Another 45% said they will pay attention when they receive between 10 and 30 social media comments.
The report relies on survey data from more than 100 Congressional policy and communications staffers in the House of Representatives and Senate, including both Democrats and Republicans.