UTICA, N.Y. – Social networking platforms and other new technology are transforming the way Americans find and express romance, according to a new poll released by Zogby Interactive.
Nearly everyone (94 percent) in the 18-29 age category that has a Facebook page will use the social networking website to check the page of someone they may want to date. Nearly half (43 percent) would post information about breaking up a relationship.
Nearly half of all adults (43 percent) said they’ve told someone they love them with a text message, but only two percent admit to breaking off a relationship with a text message.
Men and women did not differ greatly in how they use these new communication technologies in their romantic lives, the survey found.
According to Facebook, approximately 150 million of its 500 million active users live in the United States.
The interactive poll of 2,100 likely voters has a margin of error of +/-2.2 percent. A sampling of Zogby International’s online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the U.S., was invited to participate. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, and education to more accurately reflect the population.
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