Economy Leads As Facebook Uncovers Trending Topics About Nigerian Election

Facebook has revealed the most talked about subjects and topics of conversation on its platform concerning the imminent  Nigerian elections.

Using aggregated and anonymized data from  December 1, 2018  through January 22, 2019, the findings reveal:

Peaks in conversation since December 1, 2018 – with 17th and 19th January 2019 seeing the highest peaks.

The most talked about conversation by topic – with the economy (61%) coming in as the number one topic trending across most states in Nigeria, closely followed by corruption (56%) and agriculture (35%)

Distribution of conversation by region – highlighting the states where conversations around elections are high to low.

Which age groups are driving the elections conversation on Facebook – conversations are heavily driven by the young, mostly 18-24 year-olds (35%) and 25-34 year-olds (35%)

That men are more than likely to be involved in conversations around the elections – with 68 per cent of men compared to 32 per cent of women

The countries across Africa where the Nigeria election is being discussed most – Aside from Nigeria, conversations are most prevalent across fellow West African countries, Ghana and Sierra Leone, followed by Zambia and Cameroon

The three top performing Facebook posts from pages by the number of interactions (shares, comments and reactions)

Facebook measured Facebook conversation including posts, comments, shares, likes and reactions related election, with all data aggregated and de-personalized. Conversations were identified based on keywords and combinations of keywords that were associated with discussions around the election.

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