According to a latest survey, Facebook users are further trusting of other people, have bigger quantities of close friends and display an advanced level of civic commitment.
The Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project discovered that the quantity of people on social networking locations has over doubled since 2008 and that people with Facebook accounts have a advanced level of social well-being than those with no Facebook.
Keith Hampton, a University of Pennsylvania professor and the lead author of the report said, the results which were based on a telephone investigation of 2,255 U.S. adults previous fall, challenge the frequent awareness that social networking sites separate people or weaken the actual-world friendship and connections.
He said, “We’ve found the exact opposite.”
Actually, Facebook has turn out to be so essential to the social fabric of American life that, somebody who logs into Facebook several times a day is 43% more probably than other Internet users and over three times as possible as somebody who does not utilize the Internet to feel that most people could be trusted.
Somebody who utilizes Facebook many times a day averages 9% more close, center ties in their in general social network compared with other Internet users.
Somebody who visits the site several times a day was 2 ½ times more possible to attend a political rally or meeting, 57% more possible to influence somebody to vote for a candidate and 43% possible to have said they would vote.
Facebook controls social networking sites in the Pew survey: 92% of those who utilize such sites are on Facebook, 29% utilize MySpace, 18% utilize LinkedInk, and 13% utilize Twitter.
Hampton said, one worrying result: People who are not online have the least social networks, are more socially secluded, obtain the small amount of social support and are least possible to vote.