What Percent of Us Have Uploaded a Video? Why?

"Oh, this is going viral, Claire."
“Oh, this is going viral, Claire.”


One in four people (25%) of Americans have uploaded a video, according to a recent Pew Research report.

That’s driven by two factors:

  • Mobile — more than 40% of us record video on our cell phones and 40% watch videos on our tiny screens.
  • Social media uptick going from 8% in 2005 to 72% in 2013.

The percent of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69 in 2009 to 78 in 2013.┬áHere’s a little video of results, although I’ve pretty much stolen its thunder.



2 Replies to “What Percent of Us Have Uploaded a Video? Why?”

  1. Interesting stats, this video has really gotten picked up by many online video publications, wow! It will be interesting to see how the numbers increase in another 4 years from now!

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