Poll Confirms Ubiquity Of Tech Gadgets in US
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 15/10/2010 17:40
A new poll released Thursday confirms what most of us probably already know: cell phones, laptops, Mp3 players and other tech gadgets are becoming an ubiquitous part of most U.S. households.
The poll from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that 85 percent of Americans now own a cell phone, a rate that's even higher -- 96 percent - among 18-29 year-old adults.
Americans and their gadgets
In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for "anytime, anywhere" access to news, information, friends and entertainment.
About the Survey
This report is based on the findings of a daily tracking survey on Americans' use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between August 9 and September 13, 2010, among a sample of 3,001 adults, age 18 and older. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. For results based Internet users (n=2,065), the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.