A little more than a third of the U.S. online population is not using Facebook or Twitter

Facebook or Twitter account usage

In a recent independent survey, it has been found that little more than a third of the population of U.S. is not using Facebook or Twitter. This survey was created by Marketing, E-Commerce and Web Development expert Jamie Grove in co-operation with Google’s Consumer Surveys to discover whether the users like to sign up with their Facebook or Twitter account.

Mr. Grove asked this question to the users ‘When a website asks you to sign up with Facebook or Twitter, do you do it?’ There were different options, which users could select with a fixed, final option of “I’m not on Facebook/Twitter”. Among the other options were: Yes – Because it’s easy; No – I don’t understand how it works; Yes – But I hate it; No – I’m scared of scams.

Results of the survey

Overall, Google surveyed 16,175 times and collected 1,817 responses for $150.  Results showed that 34.5% of the internet users in U.S. are not using two of the world’s most popular social networking sites. About half of the users are scared of the scams.

These were similar to the study conducted by Pew Internet research center, which showed that 66% of the online population is using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn.


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