Facebook user share in the United States 2020, by gender

Facebook is the most popular social network in the United States and as of May 2020, 53.9 percent of U.S. Facebook audiences were female, and 46.1 percent of users were male. The social network had a combined 253 million monthly active users in the United States and Canada as of the first quarter of 2020.

Facebook usage in the United States

Thanks to its wide reach and vast range of products including Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, many internet users would find it hard to imagine an online experience without the company that arguably made social media mainstream. In 2019, 96 percent of the U.S. population were aware of Facebook, an all-time high and still improving on years of consistently high ranking in this area. In April 2020, Facebook had almost 222 million unique visitors from the United States, making the it the second-most popular multi-platform web property in the United States.

Facebook usage concerns

Despite near universal Facebook awareness and wide-ranking adoption, many consumers are wary of the social network’s influence on their digital experience and life. In 2018, the company was plagued by scandals, ranging from being a tool in the alleged foreign influence of the U.S. elections in 2016, to being utilized in spreading misinformation by bad actors due to lax content policies, to the mishandling of user data. During a March 2018 survey, 50 percent of internet users in the United States stated that large digital platforms such as Facebook (and also Google and Twitter) should be regulated.

Distribution of Facebook users in the United States as of May 2020, by gender

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

May 2020

Age group

13 years and older

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