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85% of US Adults Own A Smartphone

85% of US Adults Own A Smartphone

Americans are spending a lot of time on their mobile phones, with research showing that in 2020, people in the US spent about 8 in 10 of their digital minutes on their mobile. It’s no wonder, considering that data from Pew Research Institute reveals that a full 85% of...

Here’s Who’s Constantly Online – and Never

Here’s Who’s Constantly Online – and Never

The internet has made it possible to do activities such as shop, communicate and be entertained from anywhere a connection is available. And, since the start of the pandemic people have been turning to the internet even more for daily activities. In fact, Q1 2021...

The State of Traditional TV: Updated With Q3 2020 Data

The State of Traditional TV: Updated With Q3 2020 Data

It's been 6 months and an ongoing pandemic since our last traditional TV update, but it's time for us to dive into viewing patterns again. Let's explore some findings from the latest quarterly Total Audience report [download page] from Nielsen, this time covering data...

1 in 10 AM/FM Radio Listeners Are “Radio Heads”

1 in 10 AM/FM Radio Listeners Are “Radio Heads”

Even with a growing variety of media that adults have available to entertain themselves, a large majority still listen to radio on a weekly basis. In fact, a report [download page] from National Public Media and Edison Research has found that 41% of the time US adults...

Social Networking Platforms’ User Demographics Update 2021

Social Networking Platforms’ User Demographics Update 2021

YouTube remains the social media platform used by the most US adults. Some 8 in 10 adults view videos on YouTube, with usage high across demographic groups, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. The following is an overview of some of the highlights from...

Majority of US Youth Report Listening to Podcasts At Least Monthly

Majority of US Youth Report Listening to Podcasts At Least Monthly

The share of the US population that says they have listened to a podcast has risen to 57% this year. The proportion that listens monthly is also on the rise, with the latest Infinite Dial Report from Edison Research and Triton Digital showing that 41% of Americans...

Podcast Listeners Are More Diverse Than the General Population

Podcast Listeners Are More Diverse Than the General Population

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity, with the number of US adults who listen to them increasing each year. And, while the majority of podcast listeners are white, listeners in the US span ethnicities and races to a greater extent than the general population, per a...

5 Points About Media Reach and Audience Demographics

5 Points About Media Reach and Audience Demographics

The shift towards digital media continues. More US adults are spending time with digital forms of media than have in the past, while, at the same time, more traditional forms of media such as broadcast TV and print newspapers are seeing a decline in usage, per...

Public Trust in Advertising Practitioners’ Integrity Worsens

Public Trust in Advertising Practitioners’ Integrity Worsens

Another year has gone by and advertising professionals’ standing among the least trusted professions in the US has not improved. The most recent annual Gallup report on honesty and ethics in professions puts advertising practitioners just slightly better than car...

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