Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, compared with 30% who often do so on a desktop or laptop computer.
Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in recent years among older generations.
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
What is the internet? Who is an internet user? Research suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans ages 65 and older now get news on a mobile device (67%), a 24-percentage-point increase over the past year.
More than a quarter of owners say they don't use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.
Here are four key trends illustrating the current technology landscape in America.
More than half of U.S. smartphone users say they get push notifications on their phones' screens, but only about half of those who ever get these alerts click through to the full story.
It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.