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Increased frequency of using social media during COVID-19 Japan 2020, by service

According to a survey conducted in April 2020, around 67 percent of respondents in Japan stated that they used Twitter more frequently compared to before the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For about 60 percent of respondents, the frequency of using LINE had increased. The survey sample consisted exclusively of people whose time spent on social networking services (SNS) had increased compared to the time before the coronavirus outbreak.

Share of services among people whose frequency of using social networking services (SNS) increased during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Japan as of April 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

April 8 to 12, 2020

Number of respondents

1,426 respondents

Special properties

respondents who previously answered that their time spent on social media had increased; multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "For which SNS that you use did your frequency of use increase since the spread of the coronavirus?"

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