What cell phone owners like most about owning a cell phone in the United States in 2012

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Share of respondents
Convenience/Convenient17%
Making phone calls/talking/talking with other people/calling whenever12%
Emergencies/Safety/Security11%
Internet/E-Mail/Apps9%
Connecting with family8%
Always have access to people/information5%
Can use anywhere/Always with me4%
Can always reach/contact others4%
Texting4%
People can always reach/contact me3%
Communication3%
Can use for work3%
Mobile/Mobility2%
Portable/Portability2%
Other13%

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This graph shows the main advantages of owning a cell phone, as perceived by cell phone owners in the United States in 2012. During the Pew Research Center survey, 11 percent of respondents stated that what they liked most about owning a cell phone, was that it offered them more safety and security and help in emergencies.
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Release date
November 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 15 to April 13, 2012
Number of respondents
2,254 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
cell phone owners
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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