Facebook Talk Meter: Equality Top Term Related To Supreme Court Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on two cases related to same-sex marriage have taken over many a Facebook News Feed, and according to a post on the LGBTQ@Facebook page, “equality” was the top related term on the Facebook Talk Meter.

The top 10 terms on the Talk Meter, according to LGBTQ@Facebook, were:

  1. Equality.
  2. DOMA.
  3. Supreme Court.
  4. Perry.
  5. Kennedy.
  6. Prop 8.
  7. Kagan.
  8. SCOTUS.
  9. Scalia.
  10. Defense of marriage.

LGBTQ@Facebook also reported that the following terms saw huge spikes Tuesday:

  • Equality, up 5,000 percent.
  • Prop 8, up 8,200 percent.
  • SCOTUS, up 8,000 percent.

According to LGBTQ@Facebook, Facebook users aged 35 to 44 were the top age group talking about the Supreme Court arguments, followed by those 25 to 34, and 45 to 54.

Finally, the top 10 states (including the District of Columbia) in terms of buzz around the hearings were:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Utah.
  3. Oklahoma.
  4. Arkansas.
  5. California.
  6. Oregon.
  7. New Mexico.
  8. Nevada.
  9. Arizona.
  10. Colorado.

Readers: Did any of the results turned up by the Facebook Talk Meter and LGBTQ@Facebook surprise you?

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