Hillary Has A Bigger Facebook Audience In Baghdad Than Any US City

Clinton is most fascinating to young Iraqis and Texans on Facebook

Apr 13, 2015 at 2:11 PM ET

Hillary Clinton’s Facebook pages have an unexpected audience base. At least 7 percent of the Facebook fans interested in Clinton’s Facebook activity list their hometown as Baghdad, way more than any other city in the world, including in the United States.

Vocativ’s analysis of Clinton’s Facebook statistics yielded a number of surprises. Despite her reputation as an urban Democrat favored by liberal elites, Iraqis and southerners are more likely to be interested in Hillary than people living on America’s coasts.

While Chicago and New York City, both with 4 percent of her Facebook audience, round out the top three cities for Hillary’s social base, Texas’ four major centers—Houston (3 percent), Dallas (3 percent), Austin (2 percent) and San Antonio (2 percent)—contain more of her Facebook user group. Los Angeles with 3 percent, and Philadelphia and Atlanta, each with 2 percent, round out the Top 10 cities for Facebook users who have interacted with Hillary.

On a per capita basis, in which Vocativ compared a town’s population to percentage of Hillary’s likes, people living in cities and towns in Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin were the most likely to be interacting with her Facebook activity than any other American residents.

Hillary’s Facebook pages are also extremely unpopular with younger tech-savvy Americans, with just 8 percent of her Facebook audience being female and 11 percent being male between 18-34. Most of her Facebook audience are older than 55, including over 66 percent of women and 52 percent of her male supporters.

However, over at her Baghdad base, Clinton enjoys the support of younger Facebook user with 66 percent of the Iraqi female users and 67 percent of males aged between 18 and 34.

Across the world, 14 percent of Hillary’s Facebook audience are self-reported government employees.

See Vocativ’s exclusive analysis of Hillary’s Facebook base below:

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify the data.

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