SURVEY: If Users Are Forced to Choose Between Facebook and Twitter, Twitter Loses

The good news for Facebook in a recent survey by survey creator Survata is that if regular users of both social network were hypothetically forced to choose between keeping only Facebook or Twitter, every age group but one chose Facebook. The bad news: The one age group that opted for Twitter, albeit by the slimmest of margins, was 13 through 17.

SurvataChart650The good news for Facebook in a recent survey by survey creator Survata is that if regular users of both social network were hypothetically forced to choose between keeping only Facebook or Twitter, every age group but one chose Facebook. The bad news: The one age group that opted for Twitter, albeit by the slimmest of margins, was 13 through 17.

Survata polled 1,555 regular users of both social networks and found that:

  • 69 percent of women would choose Facebook over Twitter if they were forced to continue using only one of them.
  • 57 percent of men chose Facebook over Twitter.
  • 51 percent of respondents 13 through 17 chose Twitter.
  • Every other age group chose Facebook: 18 through 24 (58 percent), 25 through 34 (70 percent), 35 through 44 (83 percent), 45 through 54 (86 percent) and 55-plus (92 percent).

Readers: Why do you think Facebook performed so well among older users of both it and Twitter?

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