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Who Owns What?

GENERATIONS AND THEIR GADGETS PEWINTERNET.ORG Who owns what? As some devices grow ubiquitous in American life, others remain the domain of the young. But Millennials are not always more likely to own certain gadgets – take a look at the following charts to see how your age group's gadget ownership stacks up. GENERATIONS DEFINED Younger Boomers Older Boomers Silent Gen. Millennials Gen X G.I. Gen. AGES 18-34 AGES 35-46 AGES 47-56 AGES 57-65 AGES 66-74 AGE 75+ The percentage of adults* in each generation who own the following devices: * "Adults" = Americans age 18+ 100% ALL ADULTS: 85% 95% 92% 80% 86% 84% Cll phone 60% 68% 40% 48% 20% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 80% ALL ADULTS: 59% 60% 69% 65% 64% Desktop computer 57% 40% 48% 20% 28% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 80% 60% 70% Laptop computer ALL ADULTS: 52% 61% 40% 49% 43% 20% 30% 10% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 80% iPod /mp3 player 74% 60% ALL ADULTS: 47% 56% 40% 42% 20% 26% 16% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 80% 60% Game console 63% 63% ALL ADULTS: 42% 40% 38% 20% 8% 19% 3% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 40% e-Book reader 20% ALL ADULTS: 5% 5% 5% 7% 3% 6% 2% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 40% iPad /tablet 20% ALL ADULTS: 4% 5% 5% 4% 1% 1% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ 60% ALL ADULTS: 9% None of these devices 40% 43% 20% 8% 8% 20% 1% 0% 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ SOURCE: THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER'S INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT These findings are based on a survey of 3,001 American adults (ages 18 and older) conducted between August 9 and September 13, 2010. The margin of error is ±3 percentage points. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish, and the survey included 1,000 cell phone interviews. For more information, please see the full report at http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Generations-and-gadgets.aspx

Who Owns What?

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Many devices have become popular across generations, with a majority now owning cell phones, laptops and desktop computers. Younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops...

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