Too many Facebook friends?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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Too many Facebook friends?

Do Facebook users think they have the too many Facebook friends, want more Facebook friends, or have just the right amount of Facebook friends?

We put that question to a national sampling of Facebook users.

Their response: 77% said just the right amount of Facebook friends, 14% said too many Facebook friends, and 9% said they want more Facebook friends.

The only age group with a significant percentage wanting more Facebook friends: 18-29 year olds, 27% of whom say they want more Facebook friends.  Other age groups wanting more Facebook friends: 30-44 year olds 2%, 45-64 year olds 6%, 65+ 4%.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 354 Facebook users nationwide was conducted November 17, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±5%.  Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of Facebook users nationwide.

What do you think?  Vote in our online companion poll and comment below.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – Facebook friends.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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