Reasons for U.S. social media users to delete old posts 2018

This statistic presents the share of social media users in the United States who have deleted a social media post for various reasons as of September 2018. According to the findings, 43 percent of respondents stated that they had deleted a post to protect their personal reputation.

Reasons for social media users in the United States to delete social media posts as of September 2018

Share of respondents
The post no longer represented my thoughts68%
To protect my personal reputation43%
The post received negative comments24%
The post didn't receive enough likes19%
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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

Tables BRD7_1 to BRD7_4
Question: "Have you deleted a social media post for the following reasons: To protect my personal reputation; The post didn't receive enough likes; The post no longer represented my thoughts; The post received negative comments."

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