Increased time spent on social by U.S. users during COVID-19 pandemic 2020

As of March 2020, social media users in the United States were staying online more. According to a survey of U.S. social media users, 29.7 percent of respondents were using social media 1-2 hours additional hours per day. A further 20.5 percent used social media 30 minutes to 1 hour more than usual per day. Only 1.6 percent of users were adding less than 15 minutes to their usage. Additional social media usage was a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused stay home orders and social distancing to be put in place in the country.

Additional daily time spent on social media platforms by users in the United States due to coronavirus pandemic as of March 2020

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 31, 2020

Number of respondents

609 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

who indicated they are spending more time on social media

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