Our May 2011 tracking survey contains data on mobile phone ownership and usage, as well as profile management on social networking sites.

Important note for analysis of mobile activities: To analyze certain mobile activities questions (Q14a through Q14h; Q17a through Q17i; and Cell11a through Cell11c) based on all cell owners, use the “total” version in the data set (i.e. Q14atot instead of Q14a, Q17atot instead of Q17a, Cell11atot instead of Cell11a). The topline data and crosstabulation files have been recalculated based on all cell owners for these questions.

report | Nov 15, 2011

Why Americans use social media

Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.

report | Sep 19, 2011

Americans and Text Messaging

31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.

report | Jul 26, 2011

71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites

Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.

report | Jul 11, 2011

Smartphone Adoption and Usage

35% of US adults own a smartphone of some kind, and one quarter of smartphone owners say that their phone is where they do most of their online browsing.

report | Jun 1, 2011

Twitter Update 2011

13% of online adults use Twitter, and half of Twitter users access the service "on the go" via mobile phone.

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