In that year, 4% of those with a high school diploma or less used social media, along with 8% of those who attended some college and 12% of college graduates.
Currently adoption rates for social media stand at 76% for those with college or graduate degrees, 70% of those with some college education and 54% for those who have a high school diploma or less.
The figures reported here are for social media usage among all adults, not just among those Americans who are internet users.
In many previous Pew Research reports, the share of social media users has been reported as the proportion of who had adopted such sites, rather than the full adult population, which continues to include a relatively small share (currently 15%) who still remain offline.
Today, 68% of women and 62% of men report social media usage, a difference that is not statistically significant.
Those who have attended at least some college are more likely than those with a high school diploma or less to use social media, a trend that has been consistent since 2005.
At the same time, the share of those with a high school diploma or less who use social media has grown more than tenfold over the past decade.
Across demographic groups, a number of trends emerge in this analysis of social media usage: What follows is an overview of changes over time in social media by various demographic groups.Adults who live in rural communities have historically been the least likely to use social media.