Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit on Facebook

Pope Francis was the topic of more than 100 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) during his visit to the U.S.

Pope Francis was the topic of more than 100 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) from some 32 million users from last Wednesday (Sept. 23) through Sunday (Sept. 27), during his visit to the U.S.

The cities discussing the papal visit the most were:

  1. New York
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Chicago
  5. Houston

Facebook also broke down the top cities by percentage of users discussing the pope:

  1. Philadelphia, 22 percent
  2. Wilmington, Del., 16 percent
  3. Washington, D.C., 16 percent
  4. Woodbridge, N.J., 14 percent
  5. Fredericksburg, Va., 12 percent

And the social network even examined patterns by neighborhood, saying in an email to SocialTimes:

New York had about 8 percent of people talking about the visit, but some areas of the city were more engaged than others. For instance, Staten Island had 18 percent and Brooklyn had 10 percent. Also, Arlington, Va., a part of the Washington, D.C., metro area, was almost as engaged as Philadelphia, with more than 20 percent of residents on Facebook discussing Pope Francis.

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david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.