Online video sites like YouTube have become significantly more popular during the past year.

Almost half of online adults (48%) said they have visited video Web sites, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. A year ago, that figure stood at 33%. That reflects 45% year-to-year growth.

Some 15% of respondents said they had used a video-sharing site only a day before taking the survey, up from 8% who said as much a year earlier, an increase of almost 50%.

Survey data was drawn from 2,054 Americans, age 18 and older, between Oct....

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