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Pew Research Survey: Under-30 Millennials Ditching Facebook

Pew Research Survey: Under-30 Millennials Ditching Facebook
(Matt Rourke/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:38 PM

The under-30 crowd is fleeing Facebook, a new survey found.

According to a Pew Research Center survey of 3,400 Facebook users, 44 percent of those between 18 and 29 years old said they had deleted the app from their phone in the last year, though some might have reinstalled it later.

Overall, 26 percent of respondents said they deleted the app, while 42 percent reported they have "taken a break" for several weeks or more, and 54 percent have adjusted their privacy settings. All told, some 74 percent of Facebook users said they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year, the survey found.

According to CNBC, the results might not be dire economic news for the embattled company; the survey measured only the Facebook app, not Facebook-owned Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. It also did not measure Facebook users outside the United States.

The findings come from a survey of U.S. adults conducted May 29-June 11, following revelations the former consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had collected data on tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge.

Facebook has separately faced scrutiny from conservative lawmakers and pundits over allegations it suppresses conservative voices.

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