Facebook Use Survey: Majority Plan to Continue Using Facebook for Years

Tomorrow is the 12th anniversary of Facebook. The social media giant has become a huge part of people’s daily lives and how they communicate with people. So how many currently use Facebook on a regular basis? What are their opinions about the platform? And how many plan to continue using it for the foreseeable future?

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Facebook Use

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 79% of respondents said they currently have a Facebook account. Just 7% said that they’ve had an account in the past, but don’t anymore. And 14% said they’ve never used Facebook.

Of those who currently have an account, 48% said they log in or check Facebook multiple times per day. And another 28% said they do so at least once a day. 26% said they interact with people on the platform multiple times per day. And 21% do so at least once per day. Just 4% of Facebook users said they never actually interact with people on the site.

Facebook Opinions

Overall, 66% of those with accounts said they enjoy using Facebook. 71% said that the platform allows them to communicate with more people than they would otherwise be able to. 52% even described Facebook as a big part of how they communicate with people overall. And it could get to be an even bigger part of people’s communication methods, if the trend continues, since 54% said that they use Facebook more often now than they did a couple of years ago.

Future Users

Looking forward, 62% of current users think it’s likely that they’ll still be using Facebook five years from now. Just 13% think they probably won’t use Facebook anymore in five years. And 25% were neutral or undecided about their future Facebook use.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Facebook HQ, by eston from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on February 1 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.