A few months ago, you may have thought Twitter was taking over the country, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A recent national, Marist poll found only 8% of U.S. residents have accounts with the social networking site. When Marist last conducted a poll on Twitter use in June, 6% of U.S. residents reported having an account.
Not surprisingly, if you’re younger, you’re more likely to be a member of the Twitterati. 15% of Americans 18 to 29 and 13% of those 30 to 44 report they tweet. This is compared with 6% of residents 45 to 59 and 3% of those 60 or older. The proportion of younger Americans who use Twitter has grown since Marist last asked about Twitter use in June. Use by older Americans is little changed.
The buzz over Twitter may have reached a fever pitch, but the social networking service hasn’t yet conquered the American populace. According to a new Marist Poll, only 6% of U.S. residents have personal Twitter accounts.
However, age, education and income do influence one’s tendency to “tweet.” Thirty and early forty-somethings are slightly more likely than any other age group to use Twitter. 10% of Americans between the ages of 30 and 44 belong to the service. This compares with 7% of 45 to 59 year olds, 6% of 18 to 29 year olds, and just 3% of those 60 and older. Turning to education 12% of college graduates have joined the ranks of Twitter users while 3% of those without college degrees have done the same. And, on the income front, 10% of Americans earning $50,000 or more annually say they have a personal Twitter account while just 3% of those making less report the same.