Smartphone use frequency among U.S. adults 2015, by age

This survey reports how often U.S. adult smartphone owners believe they look at or check their phones. In 2015, 12 percent of the 30 to 49 year-olds said that they check their phone every few minutes.

How often do you use your smartphone, including times you look at it, check it, or use it for any reason?*

% Every few minutes% A few times an hour
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Source

Release date

July 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 17 to May 18, 2015

Number of respondents

15,747 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Adults who have smartphones

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Percentages do not add up to 100 percent. Excluded from the data are respondents who reported using their phone "about once an hour", "a few times a day", "about once a day", or "less than once a day".

The original question was posed as follows:
"[W]e'd like you to estimate how often you use your smartphone, including times you look at it, check it, or use it for any reason..."

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