How many social networks do Americans actively use? [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 23, 2020

The power of social networks comes alive with its connections, so people want to be where their friends and contacts are. However, not all networks are the same and some people choose different ones. How many social networking platforms do Americans actively use? Are they broadly connected to a wide number or do they only use a few? This MetaFAQs shows the distribution of online American adults by the number of social networks they actively used – having connected in the prior 30 days.

Social networks included

For the above analysis, the following social networks were included: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Google+,, Tumblr, Nextdoor, and Imgur. The average (mean) number of these social networks actively used is 2.2.

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