STUDY: Young People More Likely To Use Social Media in Developing Countries

Pew found that 72 percent of users surveyed said they use social media to discuss movies and music; 56 percent talked about sports; 37 percent about products; 34 percent about politics and only 30 percent said they use Facebook or Twitter to discuss religion.


A new Pew Research Center study details the internet and social media usage in developing nations, showing that social media use is more popular among young people.

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 7.18.19 AMAmong respondents, 93 percent of internet users in the Philippines said they used social media, with Kenya coming in second at 88 percent:

Among people in emerging and developing nations who have access to the internet, nearly two-thirds (a median of 66 percent) access it daily. And among internet users in those countries, a median of 82 percent use social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

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