Is it easier to animate using Adobe Animate or Illustrator with after effects to create a 2D vector animation (Kurzgesagt/Infographics show style)?
Also what is the difference between Adobe animate animations and Adobe illustrator (WITH) after effects animations?
it's easier to use the program(s) you've used the most. if your expertise is equal:
if you're creating a short video and you want lots of drawing options, use ai and ae. if you're creating something interactive or a long video and can get by with the drawing tools in animate, use it.