Motivation to use social network sites by gay and lesbian Americans in the U.S. in 2009

Gay and lesbian Americans: What is your motivation to use social networking sites?

Motivation to use social network sites by gay and lesbian Americans in the U.S. in 2009 This statistic shows the results of a survey among gay men and lesbian women in the United States regarding their motivation to use social network sites. The survey was conducted in 2009. 63 percent of the lesbian women and 63 percent of the gay men reported to use social network sites in order to communicate with friends.
Show more

Gay and lesbian Americans: What is your motivation to use social networking sites?

Loading statistic...
Expand statistic
Lesbian womenGay men
Communicate with friends63%63%
Find old friends44%45%
Entertainment36%46%
Stay in communication with family38%32%
Find information about upcoming events34%32%
Stay on top of what is happening in the LGBT community28%31%
Discover new places to go (restaurants, clubs, hot spots)21%27%
Stay in communication with work colleagues21%24%
Dating9%28%
Hook up3%30%
Research products and services10%13%
Lesbian womenGay men
Communicate with friends63%63%
Find old friends44%45%
Entertainment36%46%
Stay in communication with family38%32%
Find information about upcoming events34%32%
Stay on top of what is happening in the LGBT community28%31%
Discover new places to go (restaurants, clubs, hot spots)21%27%
Stay in communication with work colleagues21%24%
Dating9%28%
Hook up3%30%
Research products and services10%13%
Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
This statistic shows the results of a survey among gay men and lesbian women in the United States regarding their motivation to use social network sites. The survey was conducted in 2009. 63 percent of the lesbian women and 63 percent of the gay men reported to use social network sites in order to communicate with friends.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Homosexuality in the U.S."
  • Homosexuality in the United States
The most important statistics
  • Same-sex marriage and families
  • Lifestyle and consumption
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.