The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media site, its overall growth has slowed and other sites continue to see increases in user-ship.
    
The survey, which collected data from 1,597 Internet users in September 2014, found that overall, 71 per cent of internet users are on Facebook, a proportion that represents no change from August 2013.
    
Every other social media platform measured saw significant growth between 2013 and 2014.
    
Twenty-eight per cent of the respondents said they used LinkedIn and Pinterest, and Twitter had 23 per cent usage.
    
For the first time in Pew Research findings, more than half (56 percent) of internet users ages 65 and older said they used Facebook.
    
According to the survey, the engagement of Facebook users continues to grow, while daily use on other platforms shows little change.
    
Facebook's large base of users continues to be very active. Fully 70 per cent engage with the site daily (and 45 percent do so several times a day), a significant increase from the 63 percent who did so in 2013.
    
About half (49 percent) of Instagram users and 17 per cent of Pinterest users engage with their respective platforms daily, although neither of these represent a significant change from 2013.
    
As in 2013, Facebook remains the most popular site among those who use only one - fully 79 percent of those who use just one site report using Facebook.     

As in years past, a significant majority of Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn users said they also use Facebook, more than any other site.
    
At the same time, the proportion of Facebook users who also use another site is on the rise - that is, there are more Facebook users this year who also use Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn than there were in 2013.
    
The results are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International in September 2014.

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