U.S. teens making friends online 2015, by group and platform

This statistic presents the share of teenagers in the United States who have made friends online as of March 2015, sorted by demographic group and platform. During the survey period, it was found that 43 percent of girls aged 15 to 17 years had made online friends via social media sites and 37 percent of responding boys among the same age group had made friends through online video games.

Share of teenagers in the United States who have made friends online as of March 2015, by demographic group and platform

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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

1,060 respondents

Age group

13 to 17 years

Special properties

Survey in English and Spanish

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Missing data = insufficient respondent size.

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