May 2023: FTP Insights’ Beltway Social Index

Welcome back to FTP Insights’ Beltway Social Index — with a focus on China.  

For this month, we’ve taken a close look at the social conversation over the past year around China — including what topics were most discussed and shared, which members controlled the conversation, and how it the China debate is trending as we head toward the 2024 election. Please enjoy!  

As a reminder, we’ve collected social handles for all Members of Congress and their staffs, key executive branch personnel, NGO leaders, and other influencers and boldface names from around the Beltway. Using natural language processing tools, AI interfaces, and some elbow grease, we’ve analyzed the people, topics, and trends that are dominating the social conversation in Washington.  

Our index is a summary of those conversations, plus a comparison with the broader national conversation. You’ll get a sense of where Washington is and where it’s going — and when the conversation inside the Beltway is completely out of touch with the country as a whole.  

If you’re interested in learning more about how to put this tool to work for your organization or company, please contact me directly at And we’d love your feedback as well!