Pew: About 36% of Americans Don't Own a Smartphone

2020-02-23 09:39:52    阅读:385790

A new report from Pew Research Center takes a sobering look at why many Americans just cant be without their smartphones. Many Americans need yes, need their phones to access the Internet, according to Pews survey of U.S. adult smartphone owners, published Wednesday. About 7% of respondents said they required their phone to go online since they did not have broadband or any other options for Internet access. The most total smartphone-dependent Americans, as

Pew termed this category, tended to be in low-income and non-white groups:  Pews survey also

found the 36% of U.S. adults didnt own a smartphone, suggesting how millions of Americans, believe it or not, are getting by just fine without their Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. In fact, most smartphone owners can complete tasks just fine when their phones arent by their sides: Related Stories    Tech  The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Is the Perfect Phone for Writers, Note-Takers and Scribblers 

 

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