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Smartphone ownership in the U.S. 2011-2019, by education level

This statistic illustrates the percentage of U.S. adults who owned a smartphone from 2011 to 2019, by education level. The 2019 survey found that 91 percent of people with a college degree or higher, owned a smartphone.

Share of adults in the United States who owned a smartphone from 2011 to 2019, by education level

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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.
2014 - n = 2,001
2015 - n = 2,188
Source did not provide information for the number of respondents in 2016 and 2017
** For 2014 the source only provides the category "High school or less" instead of no high school diploma and high school graduate

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