Share of adult internet users in the United States who use social networking sites from 2005 to 2015

U.S. social networking penetration rate 2005-2015 This statistic shows the share of adult social networking users in the United States from 2005 to 2015. In the last measured period, approximately 76 percent of U.S. internet users accessed social networking sites, up from 67 percent in 2012. According to the study, the most popular social networks in the United States include Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
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Percentage of internet users
20058%
200616%
200829%
200946%
201061%
201165%
201267%
201373%
201474%
201576%
Percentage of internet users
20058%
200616%
200829%
200946%
201061%
201165%
201267%
201373%
201474%
201576%

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This statistic shows the share of adult social networking users in the United States from 2005 to 2015. In the last measured period, approximately 76 percent of U.S. internet users accessed social networking sites, up from 67 percent in 2012. According to the study, the most popular social networks in the United States include Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
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Release date
October 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
2005 to 2015
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
No figures available for 2007.

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