Americans' Attitudes Toward Social Networks [TABLE]

Table - Americans' Attitudes Toward Social Networks

62% of American adults say they are afraid of missing something (e.g., news, an important event or status update) if they do not keep an eye on their social networks, according to a July study released by, and conducted by Harris Interactive. The fear of missing out (FOMO) rises to 72% among singles.

In other results demonstrating the importance of social networks to respondents: 57% wish there was a solution to help them use, monitor and protect their social networking profiles and emails in one place (a sort of “social dashboard”); 27% send messages from within their social networks more than from their primary email accounts; and 38% of those 18-34 log onto social networks after they wake up, and before they check email. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.