February 3, 2011

Young Adults Take Better Advantage Of Technology

According to a new report, younger adults are leading the way in increased mobility, preferring laptops to desktops and using smartphones for their Internet capabilities.

The survey by Pew Internet and American Life Project found that about 85 percent of adults own cellphones and 90 percent of all adults live in a household with at least one working cellphone. 

The new survey said that those ages 18 to 34 years old are more likely to own a laptop computer or netbook than a desktop.  Seventy percent own a laptop, compared with 57 percent who own a desktop.

Pew said in a report that 76 percent of cell phone owners take pictures with their device.

The survey also found that 74 percent of the Millennials, those aged between 18 and 34, own an mp3 player like an iPod, compared with 56 percent of those 35 to 46 years old.

According to Pew, 63 percent of the Millennials own a game console, which is more popular than any other generations surveyed.

Millennials are the most likely group not only to own most of the devices asked about in the survey, but also to take advantage of a wider range of their cellphones' functions.

Most cell phone owners surveyed said they only use two of the main non-voice functions on their phones, but Millenials said they use the majority of their phones uses.

The results of Pews' survey are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between August 9 and September 13, 2010.


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