(2013) 72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

in Quantitative
Joanna Brenner and Aaron Smith

Report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, which has been studying online adults’ social networking site use since 2005. This report is based on the findings of a survey on Americans' use of the Internet, which shows that 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Furthemore, those aged 65 and older have roughly tripled their presence on social networking sites in the last four years—from 13% in the spring of 2009 to 43% in 2013. The report also examines Twitter use. The results are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from April 17 to May 19, 2013, among a sample of 2,252 adults, aged 18 and older.

Published August 5 2013



America, social networks, internet, digital literacy