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

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

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

Boys age 13-14Girls age 13-14Boys age 15-17Girls age 15-17
Social media site22%37%37%43%
Online video game30%8%37%6%
Video sharing site5%5%8%7%
Blogging site1%4%1%9%
Discussion site1%-2%3%
Someplace else3%9%6%3%
Have not met friends online48%50%32%46%
Boys age 13-14Girls age 13-14Boys age 15-17Girls age 15-17
Social media site22%37%37%43%
Online video game30%8%37%6%
Video sharing site5%5%8%7%
Blogging site1%4%1%9%
Discussion site1%-2%3%
Someplace else3%9%6%3%
Have not met friends online48%50%32%46%
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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.
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