Pew Internet & American Life Project released indicating that the number of internet users who visit video sharing sites is on the rise.
Question: “Do you ever use the internet to watch a video on a video-sharing site like YouTube or GoogleVideo?”
Answer(s): [Ever / Yesterday / Have Not / Don”t Know]
- 48% of internet users said they had ever visited a video-sharing site such as YouTube. A year ago, in December 2006, 33% of internet users said they had ever visited such sites. That represents growth of more than 45% year-to-year.
- 15% of respondents said they had used a video-sharing site “yesterday,” the day before they were contacted for our survey. A year ago, 8% had visited such a site “yesterday.” Thus, on an average day, the number of users of video sites nearly doubled from the end of 2006 to the end of 2007.
In addition, they asked:
A) If they had ever recorded their own video.
- 22% Yes
- 77% No
B) If you record your own video, do you ever post your videos on the internet.
- 14% Yes
- 86% No
These results come from a survey of 2,054 American adults (age 18 and older) conducted between October 24 and December 2, 2007. The number of internet users asked the video-sharing question was 1,359. The margin of error on the sample of internet users is plus or minus 3 percentage points.