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Most commonly used devices for using social networking services (SNS) Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted in November 2019, close to 81 percent of the respondents in Japan used smartphones to access social networking services (SNS). The smartphone was by far the leading access device. It was followed by laptop computers, which were used by about a quarter of respondents.

Leading access devices for social media use among people in Japan as of November 2019

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

November 1 to 5, 2019

Number of respondents

10,133 respondents

Age group

10-79 years*

Special properties

multiple answers allowed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The survey had a high share of respondents aged between 30 to 79 years old, while the younger age cohorts had a smaller sample share.

Original question: "From what kind of devices do you use SNS?"

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