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Smartphone dependency by income


Smartphone dependency by income
% of U.S. adults who are smartphone dependent, by annual household income
 Less than $30,000$30,000- $49,999$50,000- $74,999$75,000+Less than $30,000 (NPORS)$30,000- $69,999 (NPORS)$70,000- $99,999 (NPORS)$100,000+ (NPORS)
201312%9%5%5%
201520%15%10%6%
201621%12%10%5%
201831%22%14%9%
201926%20%10%6%
202127%19%6%6%
202328%19%9%4%

Note: The vertical line indicates a change in mode. Polls from 2013-2021 were conducted via phone. In 2023, the poll was conducted via web and mail. For more details on this shift, please read our Q&A. Refer to the topline for more information on how question wording varied over the years. Respondents who did not give an answer are not shown.

Source: Surveys of U.S. adults conducted 2013-2023. Data for each year is based on a pooled analysis of all surveys containing broadband and smartphone questions fielded during that year.

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

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