U.S. teen peer pressure experiences on social media 2015

This statistic presents the share of teenage social media users in the United States who have experienced peer pressure on social media as of March 2015. During the survey period, it was found that 21 percent of respondents felt worse about their own life because of something they saw from other friends on social media.

Share of teenage social media users in the United States who have experienced peer pressure on social media as of March 2015

Share of respondents
Experienced drama among their friends on social media68%
Had someone post things about them that they cannot control42%
Pressure to only post content that makes you look good to others40%
Pressure to post content that will be popular and get likes/comments39%
Feel worse about their own life because of what they see from other friends on social media21%
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Sources

Release date

August 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 25 to October 9, 2014 and February 10 to March 16, 2015

Number of respondents

789 social media users

Age group

13 to 17 years

Special properties

Survey in English and Spanish

Method of interview

Online survey

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