Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project was launched a while ago to discern technological trends in the life of American adults. The Center has concluded the findings of a recent survey in a report which divulges that 56% American adults now own a smartphone.
To discern the smartphone ownership trends in the American adult populace, the survey set out with two questions. The first question asked the respondents whether or not their handset was a smartphone; while the second question asked the respondents whether or not their cell phone was operated on a popular smartphone platform.
Out of the total respondents, 55% responded to the first question in affirmative while 58% were affirmative in their response to the second question. When the responses from both questions were combined together, it was found out that some 61% of cell owners, participating in the survey, were indeed smartphone owners.
In light of these findings, the Pew Research Center has concluded that 56% of all American adults now qualify to be deemed smartphone owners. Another 35% of the American adult populace does own cell phones, but the ones that do not qualify as smartphone. Finally, 9% of the American adults do not have a handset at all.
Interestingly, other indicators of the detailed survey reveal that higher income level is directly related to a higher adoption rate of smartphones. The urban, rural divide also seems to play a role in smartphone adoption, with the rural populace more eagerly adopting smartphones. At the same time, a college student is more likely to own a smartphone as compared to a high school grad. You can read the detailed findings of the study in the link provided below.
Source: Pew Internet