Viral Wannabes By Age [CHART]

Chart: Viral Wannabes By Age

Does the thought of going “viral” sound exciting – or does it make you recoil? It turns out that fewer than 1 in 5 American adults would like to become viral on social media or famous on the news for a short time, according to a recent YouGov survey. The results indicate that men (22%) would be significantly more apt than women (15%) to welcome the attention.

Somewhat predictably, there’s a strong age skew in the findings, too.

More than one-third (36%) of respondents ages 18-24 would somewhat (19%) or definitely (17%) like to go viral. That sentiment decreases with each progressive age bracket, from 28% of 25-34-year-olds down to just 8% of those ages 55 and older.

But before you go too far with the narcissistic Millennial stereotype, it’s worth noting that almost half of the youngest adults (18-24) would not want to go viral. Read the rest at