The average American has just over two discussion confidants (2.16) – that is, people with whom they discuss important matters.This is a modest, but significantly larger number than the average of 1.93 core ties reported when we asked this same question in 2008.On a scale of 100, the average American scored 75/100 on a scale of total support, 75/100 on emotional support (such as receiving advice), 76/100 in companionship (such as having people to spend time with), and 75/100 in instrumental aid (such as having someone to help if they are sick in bed).
Controlling for other factors we found that someone who uses Facebook several times per day averages 9% more close, core ties in their overall social network compared with other internet users.
We looked at how much total support, emotional support, companionship, and instrumental aid adults receive.
The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people’s social worlds.
Wherever possible, we seek to disentangle whether people’s varying social behaviors and attitudes are related to the different ways they use social networking sites, or to other relevant demographic characteristics, such as age, gender and social class.
Our survey was conducted over the November 2010 elections.
At that time, 10% of Americans reported that they had attended a political rally, 23% reported that they had tried to convince someone to vote for a specific candidate, and 66% reported that they had or intended to vote.
Among other things, this means the average age of adult-SNS users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010.
Over half of all adult SNS users are now over the age of 35. Facebook dominates the SNS space in this survey: 92% of SNS users are on Facebook; 29% use My Space, 18% used Linked In and 13% use Twitter.
Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way?
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine SNS in a survey that explored people’s overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement.
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