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Here are 10 facts about Americans and Facebook, based on Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 2018 và 2019:



Around seven-in-ten U.S. adults (69%) use Facebook,
according lớn a survey conducted in early 2019. That’s unchanged since April năm nhâm thìn, but up from 54% of adults in August 2012.

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With the exception of YouTube – the video-sharing platsize used by 73% of adults – no other major social truyền thông platsize comes cthua lớn Facebook in terms of usage. Around four-in-ten U.S. adults (37%) say they use Instagram, while smaller shares say they use Pinterest, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter và WhatsApp. Facebook owns Instagram & WhatsApp.

2Among muốn U.S. adults who use Facebook, around three-quarters (74%) visit the site at least once a day, according to the 2019 survey. The nói qua of adult Facebook users who visit the site at least once a day is higher than the shares of Instagram users (63%) and Snapchat users (61%) who visit those sites at least daily.

Read more Pew Research Center findings about how social media is being used in the United States and around the world.

3Facebook is popular among muốn all demographic groups, though some adults are more likely to use it than others. Three-quarters of women in the U.S. use the platform, compared with 63% of men. There are differences by education cấp độ, too: Around three-quarters (74%) of adults with a college degree or more use Facebook, compared with 61% of those who have sầu a high school diploma or less.

Around eight-in-ten (79%) of those ages 18 to 29 use Facebook – much higher than the nội dung amuốn those 65 và older (46%). However, the cốt truyện of older Americans who use the platsize has more than doubled since August 2012, when just 20% of those 65 and older said they used it.



Facebook is used by around half of America’s teens, but it no longer dominates the teen social truyền thông landscape as it once did,
according to lớn a survey of U.S. teens conducted in March và April 2018. Now, 51% of those ages 13 to lớn 17 say they use the platsize, down from 71% in a 2014-năm ngoái survey.

The top sites among today’s teens include YouTube (85%), Instagram (72%) và Snapchat (69%). In the 2014-2015 survey, Facebook was the only platkhung used by a clear majority of teens.

U.S. teens generally use similar social media platforms regardless of their demographic characteristics. When it comes khổng lồ Facebook, however, seven-in-ten teens living in households earning less than $30,000 a year say they use the platkhung, compared with 36% of those whose annual family income is $75,000 or more.

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Around four-in-ten U.S. adults (43%) get news from Facebook,
according to lớn a survey conducted in July và August 2018. The chia sẻ of U.S. adults who get news through Facebook is much higher than the shares who get news through YouTube (21%), Twitter (12%), Instagram (8%), LinkedIn (6%) và other platforms. Aước ao U.S. adults who get news from Facebook, women are more likely than men lớn vày this (61% vs. 39%), as are whites when compared with nonwhites (62% vs. 37%).



Many adult Facebook users have altered their use of the platsize.
A little over half of adult Facebook users in the U.S. (54%) have sầu adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according lớn a separate Center survey conducted in May-June 2018. The survey followed revelations that former consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had collected data on tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or permission.

About four-in-ten adult Facebook users (42%) have taken a break from checking the platkhung for several weeks or more, and about a quarter (26%) have deleted the phầm mềm from their phone at some point in the past year. Combined, 74% of adult Facebook users say they have sầu taken at least one of these three actions.

8Many adult Facebook users in the U.S. lachồng a clear understanding of how the platform’s news feed works, according lớn the May-June 2018 survey. Around half of these users (53%) say they vày not understand why certain posts are included in their news feed and others are not, including 20% who say they vị not understvà this at all.

Just 14% of Facebook users believe sầu ordinary users have sầu a lot of control over the nội dung that appears in their news feed, while twice as many (28%) say users have no control. A 57% majority of Facebook users say they have a little control over what appears in their news feed. Around six-in-ten Facebook users (63%) say they have sầu not intentionally tried to influence or change the nội dung that appears on their news feed.



Around three-quarters of Facebook users are not aware that the site lists their traits và interests for advertisers.
Facebook makes it relatively easy for its users lớn find out how the site’s algorithm has categorized their personal traits và interests for advertisers: This information can be accessed via the platform’s “Your ad preferences” page. But 74% of adult Facebook users in the U.S. were not aware that the site collects this information about them until they were directed lớn this page as part of a Pew Research Center study conducted in September và October 2018.

10The fact that the company maintains a menu of users’ traits và interests makes many users uncomfortable. Once directed to lớn their ad preferences page, around half of adult Facebook users (51%) said they were not comfortable with Facebook maintaining this kind of danh sách, according to the same study. And while a majority of users (59%) said the categories produced by Facebook reflect their real-life interests, around a quarter (27%) said these classifications are not very or not at all accurate.

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