Who uses the internet to find jokes, cartoons, and other humorous content? The answer might surprise you.
The Center’s annual study of the impact of digital technology in the United States found that the young are much more likely than the old to look for humorous content while online.
A robust 46% of those younger than age 18 look for humorous content while online at least daily (including “daily” and “several times a day”).
Among those age 18-34, 41% search for jokes, cartoons, and other funny material at least daily.
On the other hand, only 19% of those in the 35-54 year old category and 14% of those age 55 and above look for comic content that much.
Race/ethnicity also plays a role in searching for humor while online. Twenty-three percent of African-Americans look for jokes, cartoons, and other humorous content at least daily — this compared to 26 percent for whites, and more than one-third (35%) of Latinos.
Asian respondents are the most humor-seeking, with 42% looking online for jokes, cartoons, and other amusing material at least daily.
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March 12, 2018