“It’s pretty striking, especially given the fact that this is a pretty young technology,” said Richard Wike, associate director at the Pew Global Attitudes Project, in an interview with the DorobekINSIDER.
The United States led the other countries in social network use, followed by Poland, Britain and South Korea. In the U.S., 46 percent of those surveyed use social networks, 36 percent do not and 18 percent do not have access to Internet.
Although wealthy countries tend to have more people who have access to Internet and use social networks, the survey found that people in middle- and low-income countries also use social networks, Wike said.
In countries like Kenya and Nigeria, Internet use is not high, but the people who go online are also social networking, Wike said, calling it a “global phenomenon.”