Pew Research Finds YouTube's Main Use: How-To Videos

YouTube was a game-changer for many aspects of our lives. For many, it has been a great way to rise to fame, watch live-sets of concerts, and for watching random silly things. However, a new finding from Pew Research has found that a vast majority of user are going to YouTube for one specific genre of videos: How-to videos (tutorials).

Pew Research surveyed 4,600 American adults in May and June 2018 and published the results this week. Specifically about their main uses for the YouTube platform. 

Among its wide-ranging findings, Pew discovered that 87 percent of YouTube users find the streaming site useful for getting information on how to do things.

Think about it for a second. You can find a 'how-to' video for just about everything and anything. It really is one of the most useful tools that has come with modern technology.

According to the study, the figures vary per age group, with a higher percentage of users aged between 18 and 29 searching how-to videos on the site compared to those aged 65 and older.

I feel like this is something we already knew, but it's great to know that Pew Research has confirmed that we all go to YouTube for how-to videos!

Leave your comments! I would love to hear what you guys think.

If you'd like to view the entire report, click on the link to be directed to the Pew Research Center's website: Pew Research Center.

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