Pew Research: Teens Love YouTube, Not So Much Facebook

Pew Research: Teens Love YouTube, Not So Much Facebook

The Pew Research Center revealed on Thursday that only 51% of United States teens use Facebook. Notably, lower-income teens are more likely to gravitate toward Facebook than those from higher-income households - a trend consistent with previous Center surveys. This figure is dwarfed by the usage number of other social networks. 35 percent of the teens said that they use Snapchat more than any other social media platform.

That's a drop from Pew's last survey, conducted in 2014 and 2015, which found that Facebook was the most popular social media platform among USA teenagers.

Twitter remained steady at 32 percent.

However, it's important to note that Pew's survey in 2015 did not include YouTube and Reddit as options, but was included in the 2018 survey.

Facebook is no longer the most popular social media site among teenagers ages 13 to 17, according to a new study. Now 51 percent of teens use the big blue social network, down 20 percent. YouTube was not included in the 2014-2015 survey. Currently, the main online destination, where most teenagers live, is YouTube.

"The survey, which is the research team's first since 2015 indicates a shift in teens" social media use based on how young people's technology landscape has evolved.

What teens do hasn't changed, just where they do it.

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How relevant Facebook can be to a younger audience is the question.

"However, I don't think this is anything like a sky-is-falling moment for Facebook", he told TechNewsWorld. "So what we're seeing could be described as 'incremental, ' or may be a slight acceleration of teen defections". Surely teens are no different than adults when it comes to a thirst for information or the desire to connect with their friends and family on social media.

Gender plays a significant role in the multi-device world, with females more likely to use a laptop while males used Gaming consoles and Gaming desktops to connect online.

One possibility is that "they don't want all of the features of Facebook", said Safko. A view of two teens during a recent getaway doing what teens do.

Interested in Facebook? Add Facebook as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Facebook news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "That's why they don't do email either".

Teens who did use Facebook tend to be from households with incomes less than $30K annually.

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