Table 1.

Sample characteristics of the 39 countries and regions

Country/regionFacebook penetration,* %Survey languageNo. of participantsMean age±SDFemale, %Relational mobility means
FriendRomanceTotalLatent§Raw
Australia#59English20712933624.212.078.90.1384.308
Brazil,**47Portuguese27622349922.49.692.60.2034.419
Canada#,**56English22519341838.820.384.70.1754.404
Chile††60Spanish10636046630.813.291.00.1094.300
Colombia††43Spanish24446671027.110.585.90.1994.483
Egypt,**23Arabic12210622826.210.964.8−0.1943.971
Estonia,**40Estonian17824942730.112.995.1−0.0244.233
France,**47French29935064927.412.291.00.2134.451
Germany,**34German16423139523.88.296.5−0.0114.194
Hong Kong,**65Chinese20614435027.012.483.7−0.3384.043
Hungary48Hungarian9922532434.015.689.8−0.3873.893
Israel54Hebrew16619335920.04.893.90.0884.336
Japan,**17Japanese48130578631.612.577.1−0.4143.934
Jordan,**47Arabic13016929929.010.673.2−0.3413.960
Lebanon††47Arabic18710829529.812.075.3−0.1634.079
Libya††26Arabic28911640526.09.459.3−0.2554.015
Malaysia55Malay, English, Chinese18412130524.38.691.1−0.3903.886
Mauritius,**38French18836855629.311.286.10.0594.385
Mexico††46Spanish32236068227.312.088.90.3594.607
Morocco,**22Arabic2677233922.25.677.3−0.1394.062
Netherlands,**54Dutch22222945123.410.297.30.1974.448
New Zealand#59English25521246727.814.492.10.0834.287
Palestinian Territories††34Arabic2837535823.29.654.5−0.2693.972
Philippines#38English8122630728.911.495.4−0.0834.158
Poland,**32Polish3559545021.26.497.10.0504.415
Portugal49Portuguese16815732525.611.995.10.0004.236
Puerto Rico††51Spanish6324330645.813.489.50.3084.603
Singapore,**67English2239631930.014.187.1−0.1374.133
South Korea‡‡28Korean17416934338.014.041.1−0.0074.089
Spain††43Spanish18336154438.114.991.90.1284.415
Sweden,**55Swedish15923439332.916.696.70.1714.364
Taiwan66Chinese2357430927.214.593.2−0.2944.118
Trinidad and Tobago#41English29818548332.111.591.50.1644.421
Tunisia42Arabic20613033623.07.188.4−0.2223.954
Turkey,**52Turkish33413747125.113.093.2−0.0604.122
Ukraine26Ukrainian33058191131.010.495.50.0534.236
United Kingdom,**58English19718938637.816.590.70.0444.315
United States#,**,§§58English10425636025.812.984.70.1824.382
Venezuela††38Spanish34833468230.913.779.30.2264.508
  • * As of January 2015 (35).

  • Friend refers to where the target of dependent variables was respondents’ best friend; romance is where the target was a romantic partner (SI Appendix, sections 1.1 and 1.2).

  • SI Appendix, section 1.1.1 has a discussion on gender.

  • § Portugal sample = 0.000, response style adjusted (SI Appendix, section 1.2.3).

  • Raw means are provided for reference only.

  • # Data collection November 10–17, 2014.

  • Data collection February 10–18, 2015.

  • ** Data collection May 19–27, 2015.

  • †† Data collection July 26 to August 2, 2015.

  • ‡‡ Data collection June 3–12, 2016.

  • §§ Data collection October 3–10, 2014.