Charting Congress on Social Media in the 2016 and 2020 Elections

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The 2020 election featured dramatic increases in lawmaker posts and audience engagement, but less overlap in the sources shared by members of each party

How U.S. Lawmakers Have Discussed Asian Americans on Social Media

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Majority of posts about Asian Americans in 2020 and early 2021 mentioned concerns about violence, discrimination or racism

Though not especially productive in passing bills, the 116th Congress set new marks for social media use

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The just-concluded 116th Congress wasn’t especially productive in terms of the number of substantive bills it passed during its two years in office. But it set several records for lawmakers’ use of social media, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

How lawmakers’ social media activity changed in the days after the U.S. Capitol riot

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Social media activity by members of Congress changed in notable ways following the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of lawmakers’ Facebook and Twitter posts in the days after the breach.

Rising share of lawmakers – but few Republicans – are using the term Latinx on social media

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Use of the term Latinx by members of the U.S. Congress on social media has increased substantially in recent years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

AAPI Data Community Facts

Simple Shiny App using ACS Data

Building Geographic Profiles with R+TidyCensus+Shiny

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Analyzing Campaign Contributions

Taking a brief look at Asian donor contributions

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