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%
mp3 player44%
e-book reader19%
Tablet computer19%
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Release date

April 2012


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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