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How many people do you have listed as friends or contacts on your main social networking site profile?*

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Number of social media contacts or friends in the UK 2012-2013, by gender This statistic shows the mean number of friends or contacts that social network users in the United Kingdom had on their primary profile in 2012 and 2013, broken down by user gender. Female respondents had an average of 243 friends.
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This statistic shows the mean number of friends or contacts that social network users in the United Kingdom had on their primary profile in 2012 and 2013, broken down by user gender. Female respondents had an average of 243 friends.
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Release date
April 2014
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
October to November 2013**
Number of respondents
798***
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
All with active social networking site profile
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* The original survey question was: "Thinking now about your main social networking site profile, how many people do you have listed as friends or contacts?"
** Earlier survey carried out September to November 2012.
*** n (2012) = 784; n (2013) = 798.

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