survey shows Facebook Popularity Plummets Among Teens, As YouTube’s Popularity Soars

A new study has confirmed fears that Facebook is on the nose with teenagers who are abandoning the platform in favour of YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram.

The US Study by the Pew Research Centre (which you read it in full here) has found that Facebook use by American teenagers aged 13-17 has plummeted 20 per cent in just three years.

Today, roughly half (51%) of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they use Facebook, notably lower than the shares who use other platforms.

YouTube (85 per cent), Instagram (72 per cent) and Snapchat (69 per cent) are the most popular online platforms among teens.

Today the 51% of teens who use Facebook is 20% lower than the 71% who disclosed using the social platform in 2015.

The 2018 study also found that Facebook use was higher among lower-income teens, with 70 per cent of those living in households earning less than $US30,000 a year using it, compared with 36 per cent of those whose annual family income is $US75,000 or more.

When asked which social media platform they used the most, only 10 per cent said Facebook, 35 per cent said Snapchat, 32 per cnet said YouTube and 15 per cent said Instagram.

overall, 45 per cent of teens were neutral about social media’s presence in their lives, while 31 per cent called it positive, and 24 said it is negative.

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