October 9, 2018

Technology use in Africa: Social Networks

% of adults who use online social networking sites
(Countries surveyed in Africa are highlighted in green)

Country 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
United States 61 62 65 69 69
Canada -- -- 66 65 68
France -- -- 43 48 53
Germany -- -- 42 37 40
Greece -- -- -- 46 45
Hungary -- -- -- 53 56
Italy -- -- 47 53 48
Netherlands -- -- -- 70 61
Poland 43 39 46 50 46
Spain -- -- 57 63 59
Sweden -- -- -- 71 67
United Kingdom -- -- 58 61 60
Russia 57 62 61 -- 66
Australia -- -- 65 70 69
China 26 37 41 60 --
India 8 13 14 14 20
Indonesia 19 21 26 -- 26
Japan -- -- 36 43 39
Philippines 30 39 35 -- 49
South Korea -- -- 51 -- 69
Vietnam -- 34 38 -- 53
Israel -- -- 65 -- 68
Jordan 40 39 60 -- 75
Lebanon 41 42 49 -- 72
Tunisia 34 37 -- -- 38
Turkey 32 -- 62 -- 63
Ghana 20 15 20 -- 32
Kenya 28 26 32 -- 30
Nigeria 28 32 33 -- 35
Senegal 25 24 23 -- 35
South Africa 27 30 31 -- 43
Tanzania -- 15 17 -- 20
Argentina 51 52 59 -- 65
Brazil 36 42 48 -- 53
Chile 50 66 66 -- 63
Colombia -- 46 -- -- 61
Mexico 35 41 44 -- 53
Peru -- 39 42 -- 53
Venezuela 49 59 59 -- 59

Note: “--” indicates data not available for this year. Internet use is based on individuals who report either using the internet occasionally or owning a smartphone. Percentages are based on total sample.
Source: Spring 2017 Global Attitudes Survey. Q63, Q64, Q65 & Q71. U.S. data from a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 3-10, 2018. China data from Spring 2016 Global Attitudes Survey.