Americans Use Their Cellphones for Much More Than Phone Calls
Half of cell owners download apps to their phones and 48% listen to music services. Video calling has tripled since 2011, while texting remains a popular activity.
57% of Americans Go Online With Their Cellphone
With 91% of all Americans now owning a cell phone, 57% of all American adults are cell internet users. The proportion of cell owners who use their phone to go online has doubled since 2009.
Location Tagging on the Rise for Mobile, Social Media Users
30% of social media users now tag their posts with their location, while 74% of smartphone owners get directions or other information based on their current location and 12% use a geosocial service to “check in” to locations or share their whereabouts with friends.
How Teens Manage Their Privacy on Mobile Apps
As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.
Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
One Third of American Adults Own a Tablet Computer
For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire.
A Milestone for Smartphones
For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.
Forty Years of Cell Phone Calls
Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.
Teens and Technology: Live Discussion Transcript
Pew Research Center’s Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our “Teens and Tech” report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.
Teens’ Tech Habits
Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.