Radio Listeners’ Social Media Use, May 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Radio Listeners' Social Media Use

83% of radio listeners in the US have a profile on a social networking site, according to results from Jacob Media’s Techsurvey 9, which surveyed more than 78,000 listeners across the US and Canada. While social networking use is (unsurprisingly) highest among radio listeners aged 18-34 (91.1% in the US and Canada combined), it’s also quite high among the 55+ crowd (73.5%). By comparison, a recent Pew survey found that 67% of US internet users have a social networking profile, a figure that drops to 52% among 50-64-year-olds, and just 32% among the 65 and older set. What’s more, American radio listeners seem keen to look beyond just Facebook: 29% use Twitter; 21% use Pinterest; and 20% use Google+.

Separate research from Pew shows Twitter adoption at 16% of US internet users, and Pinterest adoption at 15%.

The study turns up some somewhat predictable results when sorting by gender: among radio listeners in the US and Canada, women are more likely than men to be using Facebook (82.3% vs. 71.4%), Pinterest (29.9% vs. 6%) and Instagram (15.9% vs. 8.7%), but less likely to be on LinkedIn (29.1% vs. 34.2%). There’s more parity in use of Google+, Twitter, and Foursquare. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.