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Share of adults in the United States who owned a smartphone from 2011 to 2018, by ethnicity
Smartphone ownership in the U.S. 2011-2018, by ethnicity
The statistic shows the penetration rate of smartphones in the United States by ethnicity from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, 79 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States owned a smartphone.
Share of adults in the United States who owned a smartphone from 2011 to 2018, by ethnicity
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

Jan 8-Feb 7, 2019

Number of respondents

1,502 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

“Smartphone ownership” includes those who say their phone is a smartphone, or who describe their phone as running on the Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm or Windows platforms.
For 2011 data, n=2,277 adults ages 18 and older, including 755 interviews conducted on respondent’s cell phone.
For 2012 data, n=2,253 adults and survey includes 901 cell phone interviews. Both 2011 and 2012 data include Spanish-language interviews.
For 2013 data, n=2,252 adults and survey includes 1,127 cell phone interviews in English and Spanish.
Source did not provide information for the number of respondents in 2016 and 2017

Smartphone ownership in the U.S. 2011-2018, by ethnicity
The statistic shows the penetration rate of smartphones in the United States by ethnicity from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, 79 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States owned a smartphone.
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