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April 19, 2019

The Top Reason Why People Watch YouTube Is Now to Learn New Things

We all spend a LOT of time on YouTube.  And here’s some really good news:  We’re not just WASTING that time on cat videos, skateboarding fails, and people with decent voices covering Taylor Swift songs.

 

 

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, the top reason people go to YouTube now is to LEARN new things.

 

 

51% of people say YouTube is very important to them for, quote, “figuring out how to do things they haven’t done before.”

 

 

Only 28% say it’s a very important way for them just to pass some time by watching random stuff.

 

 

Also, 81% of parents with kids 11 or younger let their kids watch YouTube . . . although 61% of them say their kid has ended up watching something that wasn’t appropriate for them.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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