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Cell phone ownership and trends


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Cell phone ownership and trends

  1. 1. Trends in mobile phone usageOverview of Pew Internet Project ResearchFTC Debt Collection 2.0 WorkshopApril 28, 2011<br />
  2. 2. About the Pew Internet & American Life Project<br />Funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts<br />Part of the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC<br />Study of how technology is shaping society and individuals<br />Provide high quality, objective data to thought leaders and policy makers<br />Do not promote specific technologies or make policy recommendations<br />Our research is based on nationally representative telephone surveys of:<br />Adults 18+ (teens data based on 12-17 year olds)<br />Drawn from dual-frame (landline + cell) samples<br />4/28/2011<br />2<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  3. 3. Cell ownership, 2004-2011<br />4/28/2011<br />3<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  4. 4. Cell ownership vs. other devices<br />4/28/2011<br />4<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  5. 5. Demographics of cell ownership<br />Asian American: 90% (English-speaking only)<br />4/28/2011<br />5<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  6. 6. Mobile-only households and demographics (CDC data)<br />High Wireless Substitution:<br />Young adults (esp. those ages 24-29)<br />Renters<br />Low income (poverty line or below)<br />Latino/Hispanic<br />4/28/2011<br />6<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  7. 7. Mobile-only households and geographic variation (CDC data)<br />4/28/2011<br />7<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  8. 8. High levels of non-voice activities among minority populations<br />4/28/2011<br />8<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  9. 9. Reasons for regularly calling/texting<br />4/28/2011<br />9<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  10. 10. Other cell phone behaviors<br />4/28/2011<br />10<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  11. 11. Attitudes towards cell phones<br />4/28/2011<br />11<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  12. 12. How hard to give up different devices<br />4/28/2011<br />12<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />
  13. 13. Open for comments/questions!<br />name: Aaron Smith<br />title: Senior Research Specialist<br />email:<br />web:<br />twitter: @aaron_w_smith, @pew_internet<br />4/28/2011<br />13<br />Mobile Phone Trends<br />