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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.

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

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Source

Release date

2010

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 30, 2009 to September 16, 2009

Number of respondents

21,657*

Special properties

Gay and lesbian Americans

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

According to the source, "[d]uring the 49-day period from July 30, 2009 to September 16, 2009, Community Marketing, Inc. conducted an online survey of self-identified gay men and lesbians from CMI’s proprietary survey panel, as well as participants pointed to the survey from a variety of partners. For the purposes of this report, those participants who self-identified as “queer,” “transgender” or “bisexual” were not included in the analyses unless they also identified as lesbian or gay."


Number of respondents in the U.S.:
Self-identified gay men: n=15,848
self-identified lesbian women: n = 5,809

Multiple answers were possible.

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