Reasons for Facebook usage according to users worldwide as of 2nd quarter 2015

Facebook usage motivations according to global users 2015 This statistic presents reasons for Facebook usage according to users in the United States as of the second quarter of 2015. During a survey, it was found that 46 percent of responding Facebook users accessed it to share photos or videos with others.
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Share of respondents
To stay in touch with what my friends are doing59%
To stay up-to-date with news and current events47%
To share photos or videos with others46%
To fill up spare time46%
Because a lot of my friends are on it45%
To find funny or entertaining content (i.e. articles, videos)44%
General networking with other people44%
To share my opinion38%
To meet new people31%
To research/find products to buy27%
Share of respondents
To stay in touch with what my friends are doing59%
To stay up-to-date with news and current events47%
To share photos or videos with others46%
To fill up spare time46%
Because a lot of my friends are on it45%
To find funny or entertaining content (i.e. articles, videos)44%
General networking with other people44%
To share my opinion38%
To meet new people31%
To research/find products to buy27%

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This statistic presents reasons for Facebook usage according to users in the United States as of the second quarter of 2015. During a survey, it was found that 46 percent of responding Facebook users accessed it to share photos or videos with others.
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Release date
October 2015
Region
World
Survey time period
2nd quarter 2015
Age group
16 to 64 years
Special properties
active Facebook users
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Question: "What are you main reasons for using social networking services?"

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