In terms of adoption, Drupal has picked up steam with 51% growth from April 2017 to April 2018. As encouraging is that news is, its still should be noted that Drupal 7s popularity still far exceeds Drupal 8 both in current usage (800k compared to 210k+ sites) and in terms of growth year over year.
Is Drupal outdated?
Drupal hasnt been built from the group up to be a headless content management system — which is yet another reason why Drupal 8 is already outdated. Thus, your content management system needs to manage and deliver your content headlessly via APIs. Drupal can do that — but it wasnt built to do that.
Is Drupal still popular?
According to the latest market share trends posted on W3Techs.com, Drupal is currently one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the market. Despite being used by a lesser number of websites than WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is still more popular than Magento, Blogger, Shopify, and Squarespace.