On the other hand, most USA teens prefer YouTube.
The news doesn't bode well for Facebook, but the company does own Instagram, a photo and video-sharing service that's been competiting fiercely with Snapchat. Meanwhile, the Snapchat scored a respectable 69 percent share.
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However, 35% of teenagers admit that they use Snapchat the most often, while YouTube comes in second at 32%.
Only about half, at 51 percent, say they use Facebook, according to the survey from the Pew Research Center, which was published on Thursday.
Interestingly, girls were more likely than boys to say Snapchat is the site they use most often, while boys were more inclined than girls to identify YouTube as their go-to platform. The main reason behind that was bullying, but a number of teens said social media harmed relationships, reduced face-to-face contact and created an unrealistic view of other's lives. Around 70 percent of teens from those households use Facebook. However, its overall user base grows because it's becoming popular among older individuals.
Others spoke of social media's potential for good.
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A greater focus on the effects of social media on users has made people question its psychological and social impacts, particularly on teenagers. Pew estimates that the drastic increase is related to the increased access to smartphones.
Facebook's popularity among the next generation of young American adults is declining rapidly. Younger people don't trust the platform.
24 percent said social media had a negative impact on them. Not as they used to. Furthermore, they don't like their parents checking on them while they are using Facebook.
The popularity of Facebook is considerably higher among children from families with low income.
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For the most part, teens tend to use similar platforms regardless of their demographic characteristics, but there are exceptions.