International social networkers root for Obama


The election is finally -- mercifully -- almost upon us. But the results are already in from social-networking site hi5: it's Sen. Barack Obama in a landslide
H15 surveyed 25,000 of its users in 192 countries to get their opinion of the American presidential race. Although Hi5 is based in San Francisco, the company caters to social networkers outside the U.S.
The results were fairly one-sided. Europe, North America and Africa were most strongly pro-Obama (at 87%, 87% and 88%, respectively), followed by Asia (83%) and Latin America (81%). The region most sympathetic to Sen. John McCain was the Middle East, where 58% supported Obama, compared to 25% for McCain.
The survey was conducted in eight languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German and French. Of the participants, 59% were male and 41% female. By age, the breakdown was: 13-18 (45%), 19-25 (35%), 26-35 (14%), 35-44 (4%), 45+ (2%). By Jon SwartzPhoto: Hi5


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