A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that 35 percent of American adults use Instagram, an increase of 7 percent since 2016. Other findings confirm most of what we have learned from other social networks: Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter tend to be more popular among young people, especially between 18 and 24 years old. YouTube is the most popular online platform, used by 73 percent of all US adults. UU And 94 percent of people between 18 and 24 years old. That means that virtually all college-age people watch videos on YouTube constantly.
Facebook also remains at the top of the popularity totem of social networks for most people, except those over 65. Its use has grown since Pew began its surveys in 2012, although the number of adult Facebook users in the United States remains unchanged since 2016 at 68 percent. The number of daily users also remains stable, dropping two percentage points from last year's survey of 76 percent of Facebook users to 74 percent of Facebook users.
Twitter has seen a slight improvement in its numbers, with 24 percent of American adults now in service, compared with 21 percent in 2016.
Demographic data of US adults using Twitter Total: 24% Men: 23% Women: 24 White: 24% Black: 26 Hispanic: 20 Ages 18-29: 40% 30-49: 2750-64: 1965+: 8Secondary school or less: 18% Some college: 25 College +: 32 Urban: 29% Suburban: 23 Rural: 17https: //t.co/8Bc2m8Q4Cv pic.twitter.com/U8e5DqNyJs- Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) March 2, 2018
The typical American respondent uses three of the eight social networking platforms listed as options in the survey; The Pew survey analyzed Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
The use of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter tends to decrease for adults arriving in the mid to late 20s, and that trend is especially true for Snapchat. While 78 percent of young people aged 18 to 24 are Snapchat users, the number drops to 54 percent of those between 25 and 29 years old.
Although users of social networks operate multiple platforms and review these applications and sites on a daily basis, only 3 percent of users said they trusted a lot in the information found on these platforms. Most had little confidence in the ability of platforms to protect their personal information from bad actors. The findings echo a similar survey conducted by The Verge last fall, where Facebook and Twitter topped the list of social networks most distrusted by consumers.