VETERANS DAY: 242M U.S. Facebook Users Are Friends with Veterans, Active Duty Members

The U.S. celebrated Veterans Day Tuesday, and Facebook data analyst Betsy Cameron reported in a Newsroom post that 4 million U.S. users of the social network are veterans or active duty members.

HonoringAllWhoServed650The U.S. celebrated Veterans Day Tuesday, and Facebook data analyst Betsy Cameron reported in a Newsroom post that 4 million U.S. users of the social network are veterans or active duty members.

Cameron added that 12.5 million U.S. users are family members of veterans or active duty members, and 242 million are friends with members of those groups.

The states with the largest proportion of monthly active users who lists themselves as veterans or active duty members are:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. Virginia
  4. North Carolina
  5. South Carolina
  6. North Dakota
  7. Colorado
  8. Georgia
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Kansas

Cameron also shared pages that are liked more by veterans or active duty members than by users who are not in those groups:

Music:

  1. Metallica
  2. Linkin Park
  3. AC/DC
  4. Johnny Cash
  5. Disturbed
  6. Eminem
  7. Pink Floyd
  8. System of a Down
  9. Five Finger Punch
  10. Korn

Movies:

  1. The Hangover
  2. 300
  3. Boondock Saints
  4. Fight Club
  5. Star Wars
  6. Full Metal Jacket
  7. Gladiator
  8. Black Hawk Down
  9. Lone Survivor
  10. Saving Private Ryan

TV Shows:

  1. Family Guy
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. Tosh.0
  4. NCIS
  5. House
  6. South Park
  7. SportsCenter
  8. Sons of Anarchy
  9. Band of Brothers
  10. Futurama

Readers: How many veterans or active duty personnel are you connected with on Facebook?

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