Pew Study: Facebook users are more trusting than non-users

The study also delved into the types of people that average Facebook users have among their “friends.” The most common type: high school classmates.

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According to a recent Pew study, Facebook users are more trusting than the average Internet user.

“We used regression analysis to control for other factors and found that a 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.”

Pew’s “Social Networking Sites and Our Lives” study is full of this and other interesting facts. For instance, 52 percent of Facebook users and 33 percent of Twitter users engage with the platform daily—dwarfing Myspace and LinkedIn (6 percent apiece).

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