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Social Media: How Connected Are You?

How Americans 50 and older use technology

How often do you post on your social media pages?

Ages 18-49 50-plus
1 or more times a day  
24%
23%
At least once a month  
23% 22%
Less than once a month  
15%
19%
At least once a week  
36% 28%
Do not post on sites  
2% 8%


 Why don't you use social media sites?

Ages 18-49 50-plus
Not interested/waste of time  
67% 58%
No Internet access  
21% 28%
Safety/privacy concerns  
17% 21%
Don't know  
1% 4%

Do you own an iPad or tablet computer?

Ages 18-49
50-plus
Yes  
25%
20%
No  
73% 78%

Use of landline vs. cellphone

Ages 18-49 50-plus
Cellphone only  
46%
15%
Both landline and cellphone  
47% 74%
Landline only  
7%
11%

Do you plan to get rid of your landline?

Ages 18-49 50-plus
Yes  
11% 8%
No  
87%
91%

Study of 1,000 adults age 18 and over conducted by SSRS, July 18-22, 2012.  

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