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Project Citation: 

Hemphill, Libby, Schopke, Angela, Hodge, Caroline, and Bredernitz, Chris. Who Did US Congress Retweet in 2017. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-01-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/E108303V1

Persistent URL:  http://doi.org/10.3886/E108303V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This dataset includes the retweets posted on Twitter by accounts associated with members of the US Congress in 2017. The list of accounts combines two sources: 
Tweets were collected using Twitter's Search API through the twitter_user_collector Python script (https://github.com/casmlab/twitter_user_collector). 

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Congress; twitter
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017 (Calendar Year 2017)
Universe:  View help for Universe 462 Twitter accounts related to the US Congress
  • 447 members of the United States Congress (MCs)
  • 15 accounts associated with (a) former or deceased MCs or (b) campaigns associated with MCs
Data about members of Congress (e.g., party, chamber, gender, birthdate)

Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) geographic information system (GIS) data; other; text

Methodology

Data Source:  View help for Data Source Twitter Search API
Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) other
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation retweets

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