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7 out of 8 college-age Americans own smartphones

October 30, 2015

The Pew Research Center just released data on US Technology Device Ownership, showing that smartphones and tablets are growing in popularity while other digital devices are slowing down or declining. More than two thirds of us now have smartphones and 45% have some kind of tablet. Ownership of e-book readers and MP3 players has dropped, but that’s no surprise. People are reading books and listening to music on their phones and tablets!

ownershipThe complete report includes these useful tidbits for higher education: 86% of college-age Americans (age 18-29) have smartphones and 50% have tablets. In the 50-64 age group only 58% have smartphones and 37% have tablets. As if we needed more proof that our students are not the same as we are!

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