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56% of All American Adults Now Smartphone Adopters


June 2013 -- According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a majority of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind.


Pew's definition of a smartphone owner includes anyone who says “yes” to one—or both—of the following questions:










About: The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from April 17 to May 19, 2013, among a sample of 2,252 adults, age 18 and older.  Telephone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish by landline (1,125) and cell phone (1,127, including 571 without a landline phone). For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.  For results based on Internet users (n=1,895), the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.  In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting telephone surveys may introduce some error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.

Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, Smartphone Ownership 2013, June 5, 2013.