Less than 1 in 10 American Adults use Twitter

Just eight percent of American adults who use the internet are Twitter users and only two percent actually use it on a typical day according to a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The survey also showed that 74% of American adults are internet users, meaning that the Twitter users amount to 6% of the entire adult population.

Pew found that Twitter use is most popular among young adults, women, minorities, and those who live in cities. The table below shows the basic demographic breakdown of Twitter users.

Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

When Twitter users were asked how often they checked for posted material, just over a third (36%) said they checked for material posted by others on a daily basis or multiple times per day. About a quarter (24%) check several times per week while four in ten (41%) said they check the site less than every few weeks.

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4 Responses to “Less than 1 in 10 American Adults use Twitter”
  1. DigitalDude says:

    Too much hassle, I’m waiting for YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to become YouTwitFace before I venture into social media LMAO

  2. Allen says:

    I agree with DigitalDude. Too much hassle and why do people want to know what I do all day long!

  3. Hank says:

    Tweet: “I’m going to bed.”
    Tweet” I’m eating cereal.”
    Tweet “I just got home from work.”

    Who give a flying foo-dizzle.

  4. Pradeep says:

    I don’t really tweet, but I do find myself checking Google for certain tweeted messages whenever a big event happens now, and seeing everyone’s response to it in realtime.