46% of American adults are smartphone owners

Smartphone users now outnumber users of more basic mobile phones within the national adult population

This report contains the demographic background of adult smartphone owners in the U.S. in 2011. It includes statistics on age, ethnicity and financial background of the smartphone owners. This report is based on the findings of a survey on Americans' use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from January 20 to February 19, 2012, among a sample of 2,253 adults, age 18 and older. Telephone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by landline (1,352) and cell phone (901, including 440 without a landline phone).

  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2011
  • Source(s): Pew Research Center
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