Mobile communication preference of internet users in the United States as of August 2017, by age group

U.S. mobile communication channel preference 2017, by age group This statistic ranks the most common mobile communication preference of internet users in the United States as of August 2017, sorted by age group. During the survey period, 62 percent of respondents aged 30 to 44 years stated that they preferred to communicate with others using text. Only 26 percent of respondents who were older than 65 years stated the same.
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Text61%62%54%40%26%
Voice20%27%34%52%62%
Video7%5%3%3%3%
Don't know/no opinion12%6%9%6%9%
18-2930-4445-5455-6465+
Text61%62%54%40%26%
Voice20%27%34%52%62%
Video7%5%3%3%3%
Don't know/no opinion12%6%9%6%9%

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This statistic ranks the most common mobile communication preference of internet users in the United States as of August 2017, sorted by age group. During the survey period, 62 percent of respondents aged 30 to 44 years stated that they preferred to communicate with others using text. Only 26 percent of respondents who were older than 65 years stated the same.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 10 to 14, 2017
Number of respondents
2,201 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: Do you prefer to communicate with others using text, voice, or video?
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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