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Who Did US Congress Retweet in 2017

Resource Type
Dataset : geographic information system (GIS) data, other, text
  • Hemphill, Libby (University of Michigan)
  • Schopke, Angela (University of Michigan)
  • Hodge, Caroline (University of Michigan)
  • Bredernitz, Chris (University of Michigan)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Congress; twitter
  • Abstract

    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:
    • Justin Littman's list (
    • The United States project list (
    Tweets were collected using Twitter's Search API through the twitter_user_collector Python script (
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-01-01 / 2017-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2017 (Calendar Year 2017)
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled 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)

Collection Mode
  • other;

  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E108303V2-25281

Update Metadata: 2020-07-07 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2019-01-28

Hemphill, Libby; Schopke, Angela; Hodge, Caroline; Bredernitz, Chris (2019): Who Did US Congress Retweet in 2017. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.