YouTube is used by about 81 percent of people in the United States, making it the most popular social media platform in the country in 2021, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. The video-sharing platform is followed by Facebook, which is used by 69 percent of the population surveyed between January 25 and February 8, 2021. The survey also highlights that “approximately seven out of ten Americans” still use social media. media platforms, despite the contradictions and negative attitudes of the society regarding the aspects of social media.
According to report titled “Using Social Media in 2021” by the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of respondents use YouTube – by 73 percent in 2019. It was followed by Facebook at 69 percent. Facebook, owned by Facebook, ranks third with 40 percent popularity. Pinterest is used by 31 percent of respondents, and 28 percent of participants say they use an online employment-oriented service LinkedIn.
“A quarter say they use it Snapchatand similar shares report as consumers Twitter or WhatsApp. TikTok —Short video sharing app – used by 21% of Americans, while 13% say they use the platform focused on the neighborhood The next door, ”The report said.
In terms of growth, apart from YouTube, Reddit is the only other platform that has seen statistically significant growth – increasing from 11 percent in 2019 to 18 percent this year. “Similarly, the respective proportions of Americans who report using Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp are statistical. unchanged from 2019 “, the report says. This indicates that the rapid acceptance of most of these sites and applications has slowed down. The report also says that Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok have a strong consistency among young people.
The report also proposes age segregation of the use of social media platforms. “About 84 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 29 say they ever use social media sites, which is similar to the proportion of those between the ages of 30 and 49 who say so (81 percent),” the report said. By comparison, 73 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 say they use social media sites, while about 45 percent of those aged 65 and over say they use social media sites.
Most 18- to 29-year-olds say they use Instagram (71 percent) or Snapchat (65 percent), while “about half” say the same about TikTok. The report also shows a stark contrast in the use of social media sites. For example, while 65 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 say they use Snapchat, only 2 percent of participants age 65 and older report using the app.
In the case of YouTube, 95 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29 say they use the video platform. They are 91 percent for users aged 30 to 49, 83 percent for adults between the ages of 50 and 64, and 49 percent for those aged 65 and over. As for Facebook, 70 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 say they use the platform. In addition, 77 percent of those aged 30 to 49, 73 percent of users aged 50 to 64, and about 36 percent of those aged 65 and over say they use the social media platform.
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