Social media used by U.S. adults during CIVID-19 pandemic 2020

Among social media platforms being used during the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook was the most used with 78.1 percent of adults in the United States using the platform as of March 2020. The second-most used platform was Instagram, with 49.5 percent of U.S. adults using the image sharing social platform. However, 7.7 percent of responding adults stated that they were not using social media. Social networks are a popular method to stay in touch with friends and family amidst social distancing directives during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

Social media platforms used by adults in the United States during the coronavirus outbreak as of March 2020

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 31, 2020

Age group

18 years and older

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