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Survey Reveals Facbook Users More Friendly, Politically Engaged

If the results of a recent survey are to be believed, users of social networking giant Facebook come across as friendlier and politically engaged than others who do not use the service.

The study conducted by the Pew Research Centre which surveyed over two thousand Americans, has come out with some surprising results that show internet users as a whole are twice as likely to find people more trustworthy than those who do not frequent the internet.

Facebook users though came on top when it came to trusting others and Pew Research in its report mentioned (opens in new tab) “Facebook user who uses the site multiple times per day is 43-percent more likely than other internet users and more than three times as likely as non-internet users to feel that most people can be trusted.”

Quite evidently the degree of social support that a Facebook user receives is significantly higher than those who do not use this platform. The study reveals that on an average an American is believed to have two core ties whereas a Facebook user is likely to have nine core ties.

According to the study, the average age of social network users is 38 while nearly half are 35 or above which contradicts general perception that social networks are mostly used by teens and young adults.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.