Teen perspectives on positive effects of social media in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly positive effect on people their own age as of April 2018. The findings show that 40 percent of surveyed U.S. teens feel that the most positive effect of social people on people their age is connecting with friends and/or family.

Leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly positive effect on people their own age as of April 2018

Share of respondents
Connecting with friends/family40%
Easier to find news/info16%
Meeting others with the same interests15%
Keeps you entertained/upbeat9%
Self-expression7%
Getting support from others5%
Learning new things4%
Other6%
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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 7 to April 10, 2018

Number of respondents

743 respondents

Age group

13-17 years

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

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