Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.
Technology Adoption by Lower Income Populations
Aaron Smith discusses the Project’s latest research about internet usage, broadband adoption, and the impact of mobile connectivity among lower-income populations.
Four big points about the impact of technology on learning
Who’s Not Online and Why
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.
How Americans go online
A breakdown of how internet users go online, including those with home access and the type of access, is shown in this table.
Cell Phone Activities 2013
50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity
Cell Internet Use 2013
57% of American adults use their cell phone to go online. 21% of cell phone owners say they mostly access the internet using their phone.
More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.
Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
Home Broadband 2013
Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.