42% of People Have Taken a Break From Facebook . . . and One in Four Have Deleted the App

Everyone hates Facebook. Conservatives think it’s going too far to censor them. Liberals think it’s not going far enough. Young people don’t think it’s cool. Everyone thinks they’re exploiting us and selling our data to anyone who wants it.   So, in a rare moment of national unity, a HUGE number of people have cut back significantly on using Facebook in the past year . . . or cut it out of their lives completely.  According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, 74% of Americans have taken at least SOME action against Facebook . . .

  1. 54% have adjusted their privacy settings.
  2. 42% have taken a break from checking it for several weeks or more.
  3. And 26%, or one out of four people, have deleted the app from their phone.

For some reason, the survey didn’t ask how many people took it one step further and deleted their account altogether, but a survey back in April found it was 9% of people . . . so by now, that number’s probably a little higher.

(Pew Research Center)

42% of People Have Taken a Break From Facebook . . . and One in Four Have Deleted the App

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