Share of internet users worldwide who believe that social media platforms have had an impact on selected aspects of daily life as of February 2019
Global impact of social media on daily life 2019
This statistic presents the share of internet users worldwide who believe that social media platforms have had an impact on selected aspects of daily life as of February 2019. During the survey period, 44 percent of respondents stated that they believed that social media platforms have led to an increasing polarization in politics.
Share of internet users worldwide who believe that social media platforms have had an impact on selected aspects of daily life as of February 2019
IncreasedHad no impactDecreased
Access to information57%36%7%
Ease of communication57%37%6%
Freedom of expression50%37%13%
Worsened personal privacy49%39%12%
Distractions during your day47%45%8%
Polarization in politics44%47%8%
Foreign meddling in politics43%48%8%
Censorship36%48%16%
Accountability in government33%53%14%
Transparency in government31%52%17%
Your overall quality of life31%55%14%
Civility in culture29%47%24%
Civility online29%43%27%
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 21, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Number of respondents

25,229 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Supplementary notes

Q25. Social media platforms allow users to view material posted by others and to post content for others to see. Do you believe that these technologies have increased, decreased, or had no impact on the following: ...
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

Global impact of social media on daily life 2019
This statistic presents the share of internet users worldwide who believe that social media platforms have had an impact on selected aspects of daily life as of February 2019. During the survey period, 44 percent of respondents stated that they believed that social media platforms have led to an increasing polarization in politics.
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