November 25, 2012

Cell Phone Activities 2012

Fully 85% of American adults own a cell phone and now use the devices to do much more than make phone calls. Cell phones have become a portal for an ever-growing list of activities.  In nationally representative phone surveys in the spring and summer, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project obtained readings on some of the most popular activities:

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Over time, the number of cell owners performing each activity has grown.

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Cite this publication: Maeve Duggan and Lee Rainie. “Cell Phone Activities 2012.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (November 25, 2012) http://www.pewinternet.org/2012/11/25/cell-phone-activities-2012/, accessed on July 23, 2014.