YouTube and Reddit were not included as options in the survey but were included in the current survey. Smartphone ownership is nearly universal among teens of different genders, races and ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. Notably, lower-income teens are more likely to gravitate toward Facebook than those from higher-income households — a trend consistent with previous Center surveys. The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago. Fact Tank May 3, For details on social media platform use by different demographic groups, see Appendix A.
The share of Hispanics who say they have access to a game console at home grew by 10 percentage points during this time period.
Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018
It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. There is slightly less consensus among teens who say social media has had a mostly negative effect on people their age. Inthree online platforms other than Facebook — YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat — are used by sizable majorities of this age group. It creates a space where you can interact with people. The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago.