2012 election: planned smartphone usage on election day

This statistic shows the planned smartphone usage of U.S. smartphone users on election day 2012. 52 percent of respondents plan to monitor election results as they happen.

How do you plan on using your smartphone on election day?

Share of respondents
Monitor election results as they happen52%
To tell people you have voted or plan on voting36%
Inform others of conditions at local voting stations26%
"Check in" to local voting stations (on Foursquare, Facebook, etc.)25%
Take videos/photos of election night14%
Live-blog election in real-time (using twitter or other services)12%
Share election night videos/photos with family/friends via text or social networking11%
Don't plan on using smartphone for election-related activities23%
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Release date

September 2012


United States

Survey time period

August 30 to September 3, 2012

Number of respondents

1,776 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Smartphone owners

Supplementary notes

Wyoming is not represented in this study.

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