U.S. survey: use of social and digital communications by U.S. teens 2012

This statistic provides information about the social and digital communication methods being used by U.S. teenagers between the ages 13 and 17. Almost all teenagers in America today have used social media. Nine out of 10 (90 percent) 13- to 17-year-olds have used some form of social media.

Percentage of U.S. teens who have ever used social and digital communications in 2012, by social media category

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Release date

June 2012


United States

Survey time period

February and March 2012

Number of respondents

1,030 respondents

Age group

13-17 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Social media includes social networking, Twitter, blogs, and chatting in online games or virtual worlds.
Multiple answers were possible.

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