US adults changing the way they use Facebook

The majority of Facebook users have changed their behavior in the last year.

The Pew survey found that nearly identical numbers of Democrats and Republicans are changing the way that they use Facebook. "Republicans are no more likely than Democrats to have taken a break from Facebook or deleted the app from their phone in the past year," the survey report said.

Pew found that the biggest difference in how users treated Facebook came down to age. About 44 percent of users ages 18 to 29 reported that they have deleted the Facebook app from their phones within the last year, compared to 12 percent of users ages 65 and older. In addition, only a third of Facebook users 65 and older adjusted their privacy settings, compared to 64 percent of younger users.