Percentage of social media users in the United States who have a private social media account as of September 2018, by gender
U.S. social media user account privacy 2018, by gender
This statistic presents the percentage of social media users in the United States who have a private social media account as of September 2018, by gender. According to the findings, 51 percent of female respondents reported that all of their social media accounts were private, while in comparison only 38 percent of male respondents stated the same.
Percentage of social media users in the United States who have a private social media account as of September 2018, by gender
MaleFemale
Yes, all of my social media accounts are private38%51%
Yes, a few of my social meda accounts are private17%22%
Yes, one of my social media accounts is private8%7%
No, none of my social media accounts are private26%13%
Don't know/No opinion10%7%
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 20 to 23, 2018

Number of respondents

2,026 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

social media users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: "Do you have a private account, an account where only your accepted friends or followers can see your posts, on any of your social media accounts?"

U.S. social media user account privacy 2018, by gender
This statistic presents the percentage of social media users in the United States who have a private social media account as of September 2018, by gender. According to the findings, 51 percent of female respondents reported that all of their social media accounts were private, while in comparison only 38 percent of male respondents stated the same.
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