YouTube and Facebook continue to be among the most popular streaming outlets in the United States. According to the most recent Pew Research Center poll, 81 percent of people in the United States use YouTube. This is an increase from the 73 percent of adults who claimed they have only used the video-sharing service in 2019.
Reddit, the only other site that has seen statistically substantial growth since 2019, is now used by 18% of US adults, a 7% rise.
During the same period, most other sites, including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn, saw little development.
During the same time span, most other sites, including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn, saw little development. That isn’t to say that other platforms aren’t still hugely popular.
As per survey data, Facebook is used by 69 percent of Americans. Instagram and WhatsApp, both of which Facebook also owns, are used by 40 percent and 23 percent of US adults, respectively.
Pew also discovered that platform usage is directly related to age groups. For example, 95% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 said they use YouTube, while only 2% of those 65 and older said they use Snapchat. Majorities of 18-to-29-year-olds interviewed still use Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Pew’s survey involved data collected from 1,502 US adults contacted via telephone between January 25 and February 8, 2021.
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