January 6, 2009

Fans of Facebook

35%

About a third of the U.S. public calls social networking sites such as Facebook a change for the better.

The public is ambivalent when it comes to evaluating social networking sites such as Facebook. About a third (35%) call them a change for the better, 21% say they have been a change for the worse, while 31% say social networking sites have not made much of a difference and 12% are unsure. In fact, even among young people, fewer than half (45%) say social networking sites have been a change for the better. Americans ages 30 to 49 are just as big of fans of social networking sites as are those ages 18 to 29. However, adults ages 50 and older are far less likely to say websites like Facebook have been a change for the better. Read More