This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


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Graphic showing the results of a Pew Research survey on social platform usage among American teenagers.

Charted: Social Media Usage by U.S. Teenagers

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. A majority of U.S. teenagers are daily users of video platforms. Short-form videos, in particular, have become very popular, as evidenced by TikTok’s rapid rise. In this chart, we analyze social platform usage among U.S. teenagers (ages 13-17), based on data from a recent Pew Research Center survey conducted between September and October of 2023.

The Short Video Boom

YouTube continues to be the top platform among teens, followed by TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. On the other hand, Facebook is increasingly viewed as the “old person’s platform”, with only one in five teenagers using the platform daily. Meanwhile, a similar proportion of teens say they’re on YouTube and TikTok “almost constantly”, with the majority visiting these platforms daily. The survey also shows that teen girls are far more likely than boys to say they use TikTok “almost constantly”.
PlatformAlmost constantlySeveral times a dayOnce a dayLess frequently*
YouTube16%38%17%29%
TikTok17%32%9%42%
Snapchat14%29%8%49%
Instagram8%27%12%53%
Facebook3%8%8%81%

*Includes no response.

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