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 (https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/UIVHQR)
    • The United States project list (https://github.com/unitedstates/congress-legislators)
    Tweets were collected using Twitter's Search API through the twitter_user_collector Python script (https://github.com/casmlab/twitter_user_collector).
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~~


Update Metadata: 2019-10-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-10