12/18: The Twitter “Craze:” Not So Much

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.

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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.

Table: Have Twitter Account?

Marist Poll Methodology

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