Pew: Facebook usage and engagement on the rise

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Demographics of Social Media Users in 2016
Shannon Greenwood, Andrew Perrin, and Maeve Duggan,Pew Research Center
November 11, 2016

...a national survey of 1,520 adults conducted March 7-April 4, 2016, finds that Facebook continues to be America?s most popular social networking platform by a substantial margin: Nearly eight-in-ten online Americans [SUP]1[/SUP] (79%) now use Facebook, more than double the share that uses Twitter (24%), Pinterest (31%), Instagram (32%) or LinkedIn (29%). On a total population basis (accounting for Americans who do not use the internet at all), that means that 68% of all U.S. adults are Facebook users, while 28% use Instagram, 26% use Pinterest, 25% use LinkedIn and 21% use Twitter.

Thanks in part to the growing number of older adults who are joining the site, Facebook use appears to be on the rise: The share of online adults who report using Facebook has increased by 7 percentage points compared with a Pew Research Center survey conducted at a similar point in 2015...
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[SUP]1[/SUP] Note: 86% of Americans currently use the internet

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