22% Discuss Politics Daily With Family and Friends, 50% Discuss Politics No More Than Once a Week

Twenty-two percent (22%) of Registered Voters discuss politics every day or nearly every day with their immediate family and close friends. However, a Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 11% have such daily discussions with people outside their circle of family and friends.

At the other end of the spectrum, 50% of voters talk politics with family and close friends once a week or less. Sixty-eight percent (68%) have such discussions with others no more than once a week.

Those totals include 18% who rarely or never discuss politics with family and friends along with 28% who don’t discuss politics with others.

Voters who prefer Trump-like policies discuss politics more often than other voters.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from August 26-29, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 236 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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