Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook

By Andrew Perrin of Pew Research

Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform.

  • Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
  • Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more.
  • Around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone.

All told, some 74% of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year.

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Know as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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