70% of adult Internet users in US watch, download video online

June 11, 2010

According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 7 out of 10 adult Internet users in the US have used the Internet to watch or download video. Viewership of educational videos among adult Internet users has risen from 22% in 2007 to 38%. 14% of users have uploaded video to the Internet, nearly double the 8% who were uploading video in 2007. Uploaders are just as likely to share video on social networks such as Facebook (52% do this) as they are on more specialized video-sharing sites such as YouTube (49% do this). While 31% of uploaders report that they "always" place restrictions on who can access their videos, half say they "never" restrict access. Pew Research Centre News Release | Read the report