Pew Report: Facebook Users More Trusting, Politically Engaged
The latest report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project examining whether social networking sites make Americans more connected or more isolated has some encouraging statistics for social media fans.
The report, called Social Networking and Our Lives, states:
Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends, are more politically engaged, and get more support from their friends. Additionally, Facebook helps revive “dormant” ties with lost connections—the highest proportion of Facebook friends is high school classmates.
The report also finds that 47% of adults are now on social networking sites, compared to 26% in 2008. More than half are over the age of 35.
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