Study: Half of American adults use social networks
President Barack Obama uses a Macbook laptop during his live-tweet during the first ever Twitter Town Hall, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Pablo Martinez Monsivais
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Half of all American adults are on social networks, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
The poll also finds 32 percent of Baby Boomers report using social networking on a typical day, up 20 percent from a year ago. Adult women under the age of 30 are considered "power users" of social media.
Eighty-nine percent of them are on social networks and 69 percent are on those networks on an average day.
The poll found no significant difference in use of social network based on race, ethnicity, household income, education level or whether people live in urban, rural or suburban areas.
Pew asked respondents to describe their social networking experience in one word, and the most common word was "good."