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Table 3 Top ten most followed science-related Twitter accounts by U.S. senators. Data were extracted from 89 senators comprising 49 Republicans and 38 Democrats

From: Trust, tribalism and tweets: has political polarization made science a “wedge issue”?

  Republicans # of follows % of group Democrats # of follows % of group Crossovers # of follows % of group
1. House Committee on Natural Resources 11 22 U.S. Environmental Protection Agencya 20 52 National Park Service 4 27
2. U.S. Department of Interiora 7 14 U.S. Department of Interiora 17 45 FEMAa 3 20
3. National Park Service 7 14 U.S. Department of Education 15 39 United Nations 3 20
4. U.S. Department of Agriculturea 7 14 U.S. Department of Agriculturea 14 37 U.S. Department of Energya 2 13
5. FEMAa 6 12 U.S. Department of Energya 13 34 U.S. Environmental Protection Agencya 2 13
6. NASAa 6 12 FEMAa 11 29 U.S. Department of Interiora 2 13
7. NOAAa 6 12 NASAa 11 29 NASAa 2 13
8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agencya 5 10 Dept. of Interior Secretary Sally Jewellb 10 26 House Committee of Natural Resources 2 13
9. U.S. Department of Energya 4 8 U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy 9 24 NOAAa 2 13
10. National Hurricane Center (Atlantic) 4 8 NOAAa 8 21 Dept. of Interior Secretary Sally Jewellb 2 13
  1. Also shown are follows by 15 “Crossover” Republicans (who are also included in overall Senate Republican statistics) who crossed party lines to vote with Democrats on the Hoeven amendment. aTwitter accounts followed by both Senate Democrats and Republicans bFollowed by Senate Democrats and Crossover Republicans