Twitterers are left-wing and London-based


Twitter is dominated by young, Guardian-reading Londoners, according to a new survey.

The YouGov study commissioned by Prospect magazine compared Twitter users to the rest of the country, and found they have a stronger "liberal and civil libertarian bias" than the rest of Britons.

Twitter political scale

"New technologies are often adopted by the political extremes of left and right," said Prospect managing editor James Crabtree in a statement.

"It is clear that the urban, metropolitan, Guardian-reading chattering classes' have flocked online to become the twittering classes' and they are now a real force in British politics," he added.

The study also showed that 46 per cent of Twitter's users are under 35 and likely live in London.

And all those people not using the site have no intention to shift those results, as 76 per cent of the general population saying they have never used it and don't plan to.

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