SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — About 94 percent of Korean adults have used YouTube directly or indirectly via other routes, a survey showed Thursday.
A media research center of the Korea Press Foundation canvassed online 1,218 adults across the country from Aug. 20-24, and 77.8 percent, or 948, of the respondents answered they are YouTube users.
But 74.1 percent of the 270 respondents who identified themselves as non-users said they have experienced using the global video streaming site through other Internet sites, social media or messenger services.
“When the YouTube users and non-users who see YouTube videos via other routes are combined, the rate of those with an experience of using the streaming service goes up to 94.2 percent,” the research center said in a release.
Of the 948 YouTube subscribers, 39.5 percent said they use the service “almost every day,” while 25.8 percent said “three to five days a week” and 25.4 percent answered “one to two days a week.” They were followed by “one to two days a month” (6.8 percent), “once in a few months” (2.4 percent) and “less than once a year” (0.1 percent).
The survey also found that the users spend an average of 76 minutes watching videos once they log on to the service and subscribe to an average of 4.6 channels.