Survey: ownership of mobile devices by U.S. American adults 2011-2012

The statistic shows a gadget ownership snapshot for adults in the United States age 18 and older who own each mobile device. The chart above illustrates how e-book reading devices and tablets fit into the general mix of device ownership among adults age 18 and older. Overall, tablet users and e-reader users are more likely to own cell phones, desktops, tablets, and e-reading devices.

Percentage of U.S. American adults who own each of the following mobile devices

Percentage of respondents
Cell phone88%
Laptop computer57%
Desktop computer55%
Smartphone46%
mp3 player44%
e-book reader19%
Tablet computer19%
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Source

Release date

April 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 2011 to February 2012

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

mobile device owners

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

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