Mobile phone vs smartphone penetration in the U.S. 2012, by generation

This statistic shows a comparison of the share of survey respondents who owned a mobile phone compared to the share who specifically owned a smartphone, differentiated by generation. Through this online survey a clear pattern was found that people from older generations were less likely to own a smartphone, or a mobile phone in general. Only 16 percent of those from the Golden Generation reported owning a smartphone.

Mobile phone vs smartphone penetration in the United States in 2012, by generation

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Source

Release date

December 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Number of respondents

Total U.S. online adults = 57,499 <br>U.S. online adults with a mobile phone = 53,427

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide information about the date of the survey.
* Taken from the share of online adults
** Taken from the share of online adults who also owned a mobile phone

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