Social Networking Use

77%

As of 11/6/2016

Date All internet users 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+
2/2005 8 9 7 6
8/2006 16 49 8 4 1
5/2008 29 67 25 11 7
4/2009 46 76 48 24 13
5/2010 61 86 61 47 26
8/2011 64 87 68 49 29
2/2012 66 86 72 50 34
8/2012 69 92 73 57 38
12/2012 67 83 77 52 32
5/2013 72 89 78 60 43
1/2014 74 89 89 65 49
7/2015 76 92 81 67 56
11/2016 77 87 83 72 51

As of November 2016, 77% of online adults use social networking sites. Young adults are the most likely to say they use social media sites, but usage by older adults has increased in recent years. Read more

Our latest estimates, among online adults: