Teens’ Positive Experiences Online, 2012 [TABLE]
Four in ten online teens say they have met someone online who later became a good friend. African-American teens are more likely than white teens to report meeting good friends online; 54% of African-American teen internet users say they have met a good friend online compared with 35% of white teens. Boys and girls are equally likely to report meeting good friends online, but older online teens ages 14-17 are more likely than younger teens to say they have met a close friend online (42% vs. 32%). Teens living in the lowest-income households (earning less than $30,000 per year) are more likely than those living in the higher-income households (earning $50,000 or more per year) to say that they have met a good friend online (53% vs. 30%). Internet-using teens living in rural areas are more likely than those living in suburban areas to say that they have met a good friend online (50% vs. 36%). Read the rest at Pew Internet and American Life Project.