Estimated U.S. Facebook usage increase due to coronavirus home isolation 2020

During a March 2020 survey of social media users in the United States, 63 percent of respondents stated that if confined to their homes during the coronavirus, they would use Facebook more during that period. Many counties and cities in the United States have called upon residents to stay at home during the global coronavirus pandemic and subsequently, internet users turn to digital channels including social media to keep up to date with friends and family. Social media is also an important news channel for online users to stay informed about developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

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Share of social media users in the United States who believe they will use Facebook more if confined at home due to the coronavirus as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 12, 2020

Number of respondents

425 respondents

Special properties

regular social media users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: If confined to your home due to the Coronavirus, which social media platforms do you believe you will use more or less during that period? FACEBOOK

70 percent of respondents were female, 30 percent were male

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