While Instagram and Snapchat may have recently stolen the limelight from Facebook as the trendy social media sites, Facebook is still the most popular social networking site for teens aged 13 to 17.
A new study conducted by Pew Research Center shows that 71 percent of teens still use Facebook, and that same number said they use more than one social media site. 50 percent of those teens said they used Instagram, and 40 percent said they used Snapchat.
Among those using multiple social media platforms, Facebook was still the most commonly visited site. 45 percent of boys reported to visiting Facebook most frequently, compared to 36 percent of girls.
An interesting connection can be drawn from the online-survey in relation to social media usage and socio-economic status. Teenagers from households with earnings of less than $50,000 a year were most likely to use Facebook, at 49 percent. That’s compared with 37 per cent of teens from households with earnings of $50,000 or more.
How much are these sites actually consuming teenagers’ lives? 24 percent of teens responded they were online “almost constantly,” while 56 percent said they logged on several times a day. Only 12 percent reported to just using social media once a day.