According to the Pew Research Center, about eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook, a 7-percentage-point increase from a survey conducted at a similar point in 2015.
The report noted that young adults continue to report using Facebook at high rates, but older adults are joining in increasing numbers.
Some 62% of online adults ages 65 and older now use Facebook, a 14-point increase from the 48% who reported doing so in 2015.
In addition, the report stated that women continue to use Facebook at somewhat higher rates than men.
Statistics show that 83% of female internet users and 75% of male Internet users are Facebook adopters.
Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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