American Adults’ Use of Communication Devices, by Age Group

November 19, 2014

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Boomers & Older | Digital | Email | Mobile Phone | Social Media | Youth & Gen X

Gallup-Adults-Use-Communication-Devices-Nov2014Source: Gallup

    Notes: Asked how frequently they used each of 7 modes of communication “yesterday,” (with the surveys conducted on a Tuesday and Wednesday), adult respondents under the age of 50 reported that texting was the form of communication they most frequently used, followed by emails for those aged 30-49 and phone calls using a cellphone for those aged 18-29. Some 38% of 18-29-year-olds said they had posted or read messages on a social media site “a lot,” while 14% had frequently used Twitter the previous day. Both figures were far higher for the 18-29 bracket than for older age groups.

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        About the Data: Results for the Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Sept. 9-10, 2014, with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

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