Some 49% of U.S. adults say Donald Trump’s accounts should be permanently banned from social media, while half say they should not be.
Only 9% of adult social media users say they often post or share things about political or social issues on social media.
A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30.
Democrats are about 10 percentage points or more likely than Republicans to say they ever use Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Reddit.
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Americans today are increasingly connected to the world of digital information while “on the go” via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Explore the latest patterns, trends and statistics that have shaped the mobile revolution.
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Today, 25% of adults ages 65 and older report never going online, compared with much smaller shares of adults under the age of 65.
The share of U.S. adults who now report that they go online “almost constantly” has risen to 31%, up from 21% in 2015.
The share of Americans who say they watch television via cable or satellite has plunged from 76% in 2015 to 56% this year.