Millennials Are Watching More Pirated Content Than Ever Before

Well more than half of millennials have watched pirated material, and of those, roughly a third watch it at least once a month.

That’s the finding of a new survey from digital security concern Irdeto.

Given the wide array of legal video and music options available, the results of the survey are sobering, if not entirely surprising.

The survey found that many millennials don’t feel guilty about viewing pirated content. It asked the respondents how they felt about pirated material, given that watching it could cause studios and content producers to lose money. About 44% of the millennials who view pirated content said that this would have no effect on their habits. Indeed, 10% of those ages 18 to 24 and 14% of those ages 25 to 34 said it that only whetted their appetite even more.