The Pew Research Center survey found 77 percent of American adults owning a smartphone in late 2016, more than double the level of 2011, when 35 percent said they used such devices
Phys.org: Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey
More than three-fourths of American adults now use a smartphone, helping to boost internet adoption to a record level, a survey showed Thursday.
The Pew Research Center survey found 77 percent owning a smartphone in late 2016, more than double the level of 2011, when 35 percent said they used such devices.
The rise was fueled by a "sharp uptick" in smartphone use by those with low incomes and those 50 and older, Pew said.
"Smartphones are nearly ubiquitous among younger adults," said Pew researcher Aaron Smith, noting that 92 percent of adults under 29 own one.
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CSN Editor: I am surprised that only 77% own a smartphone .... I thought it was closer to 90%.