Reasons for searching for information via smartphone as opposed to computers

This statistic shows respondents' reasons for employing smartphone-based web-searches as opposed to using a computer or other internet-enabled devices. 72 percent of users require constant information on-the-go and 47 percent state that they like being able to search for something as quickly as possible.

Why do you conduct searches on your smartphone versus on your computer?

Reasons for searching on a smartphone
To get information when I'm on-the-go72%
To be able to search for more information
when I'm not in front of a computer
65%
For when I need to search something
as quickly as possible
47%
It's more convenient to search on
my smartphone
34%
It's more private *16%
It costs less to search on a smartphone *9%
Other reason6%
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Source

Release date

April 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

4th quarter 2010

Number of respondents

5,013 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

Smartphone owners who use their phone for Internet access

Supplementary notes

* as opposed to a home computer or other internet-enabled devices

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