Shared experiences define what it means to be an American. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were such a unifying event for modern Americans.
64% of U.S. adults say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.
More than 3 in 4 American adults engage in social media in some way.
Some 56% of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 use auto-delete apps, more than four times the share among those 30-49 (13%) and six times the share among those 50 or older (9%).
By the end of 2016, 52.2 million people in the US will access their Twitter accounts at least once a month. That’s a 2.0% increase over last year.
More than half of online adults (56%) use more than one of the five social media platforms measured in this survey, a share that is statistically unchanged from the 52% who did so in 2014.
Roughly three-in-ten online Americans (31%) use Pinterest, identical to the 31% who used the platform in 2015.
The share of online adults who use LinkedIn has remained steady over the past year: 29% report using the site, similar to the 25% who said this in 2015.
Roughly one-quarter of online adults (24%) use Twitter, a proportion that is statistically unchanged from a survey conducted in 2015 (23%).
Around one-third of online adults (32%) report using Instagram – roughly the same share as in 2015, when 27% of online adults did so.