Selfies Survey: Facebook Named Most Popular Place to Post Selfies

Selfies are hugely popular right now. But even though you can see them all the time on seemingly every online platform, there are some people that think we need a break from them. That’s why today is known as “No Selfie Day.” So what do most people think about selfies in general? And how many take them regularly?


Taking Selfies

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 12% of respondents said that they take selfies regularly. 28% have taken them many times. 23% have done so at least once. 34% said they’ve never taken a selfie before. And just 4% said they don’t even know what a selfie is.

Of those respondents who have taken selfies, just 8% said they always post theirs online. 14% post them most of the time. 12% do it about half the time. 42% said they rarely ever post their selfies online. And 24% never do. Facebook was named the most popular platform for selfies, with 84% saying they’ve posted them there. And 31% have posted them on Instagram. 21% have used Twitter.

Selfie Opinions

But you don’t have to actually take and post selfies in order to have an opinion on them. 55% of respondents said that they often see others posting selfies online. And another 25% see them at least sometimes. Overall, 27% of respondents said they have a generally positive opinion of selfies. Another 27% dislike them. And 46% were neutral or had no opinion.

Selfie Impact

Even though most people don’t seem to have very strong opinions about selfies, 87% agreed that it is possible for people to take too many selfies. And 64% think that taking a lot of selfies can help turn people into narcissists. But 49% think that selfies can actually be good for building self-esteem.

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: Selfie 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 March 14 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

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.