Regretful Social Media Posters By Demographic, July 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Regretful Social Media Posters By Demographic

20% of social media users in the US say they’ve posted something on a social media site that could someday negatively affect an employer’s decision on whether to hire them for a job or allow them to stay at an existing job were they to see it. That’s according to recent survey results from FindLaw, which also discovered that the 25-34 age group was most likely to feel this way. Consumers also regret liking brands, according to a separate survey.

Turning first to the FindLaw results, the study shows that among respondents aged 25-34, 95% reported using social media sites, and of those, 32% said they have posted something that could potentially negatively affect their employment prospects in the future. Of course, 25-34-year-olds aren’t the only ones worried. Of the social media users surveyed, 23% aged 18-24 have posted something that could hurt them in the future, as have 24% of Blacks and 26% of Hispanics. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.

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