Survey: Podcast users nearly double in 2006

“A growing number of Americans are listening to podcasts, but very few do so every day,” The Associated Press reports.

“The Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that 12 percent of Internet users have downloaded a podcast, an increase from 7 percent earlier in the year,” AP reports.

“However, only about 1 percent said they download a podcast on a typical day – unchanged from the survey earlier this year. The rest do so less frequently, perhaps only once,” AP reports.

AP reports, “Men and online veterans are more likely to download podcasts, according to the telephone survey of 972 adult Internet users, which was conducted Aug. 1-31 and released this week. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The previous survey was conducted February to April.”

Full article here.


  1. Too many crap podcasts, too hard to locate good ones.

    And I wish people would save them as podcasts and not as songs so they don´t get labeled as music in iTunes….or is there something I am missing in separating the podcasts from the music?
    In my iTunes Library I have lots of podcasts, but they are all listed under “Music”…not one got placed in the “Podcast” category. I must be doing something wrong.

  2. As a Brit I listen to many of the BBC podcasts on my computer and iPod.

    But there are a lot of excellent U.S. podcasts too; Scientific American do a podcast called ‘Science Talk’ which is very good.

    MacWorld is another one I listen to

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