Some 13% of online adults in the US say they use Twitter, up from 8% who said so in November 2010, according to a new report by Pew Research. Meanwhile, Twitter use among men has doubled, from 7% in November, to 14% in May 2011.
Below, additional findings from the 2011 Twitter report, issued by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Adoption Highest Among Non-Whites
Fully one in four surveyed online African-Americans (25%) say they use Twitter at least occasionally (up from 18% in November) and 11% do so on a typical day.
Online Latinos remain strong Twitter users: 19% use Twitter (up from 13% in November) with roughly 5% doing so on a typical day.
Use Among Men Doubles
More men are using Twitter: 14% of Twitter users are now men, compared with 11% of women. By contrast, in November 2010, women (10%) were more likely than men (7%) to use Twitter.