Social media site activities of people with FOMO in Poland 2018

This statistic illustrates the actions taken by Polish media platforms users who are afraid of missing out on social networks as of March 2018. According to the survey, high FOMO* users used social networking platforms in every situation and circumstance, regardless of the negative effects of this activity: during important meeting with friends (32 percent), while crossing the street (29 percent), while watching a movie in the cinema or a play in the theater (25 percent) or even while driving a car (25 percent). Such behaviors were much less frequently observed among the general group of social networkers.

Actions taken to access social media by Polish social media users who are afraid of missing out as of March 2018

High FOMO groupGeneral group
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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

March 18-28, 2018

Number of respondents

1,060 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Internet users

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* According to Andrew K.Przybylski, Kou Murayama, Cody R.DeHaan, Valerie Gladwell publication titled "Motivational, emotional, and behavioral correlates of fear of missing out" - Fear of Missing Out, popularly referred to as FOMO is defined as a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. FOMO is characterized by the desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing.

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