Twitter Users Split On Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: Report

07/02/2012 06:19 pm ET

Twitter users were almost evenly divided in how they reacted to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, an analysis of tweets shows.

Of 500 randomly selected tweets with the #Obamacare hashtag, 36.65 percent of tweets were negative in nature, 35.94 percent of the tweets were positive and 27.40 percent of tweets were neutral, according to the analysis, performed exclusively for The Huffington Post by PeekAnalytics, a social measurement platform.

The audience analyzed was mostly male (63 percent) and college-educated (85 percent). A plurality of the audience, 30 percent, was between the ages of 26 and 35. Seventeen percent came from people aged 18 through 25.

Not surprisingly, 90 percent of the tweets came from the U.S. Within the country, the most tweets came from New York, California, Texas and Florida, which are among the states with the highest populations.

Of the tweets, 28 percent of those came from Twitter users with incomes below $50,000 a year, and 26 percent came from users with incomes over $100,000 a year.

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