Pew Research Study On Adult Cell Phone Usage
For American adults, making calls on mobiles is still king.
As part of its ongoing Internet & American Life Project, the Pew Research Center recently published the results of its study into the cell phone habits of American adults. From April 29th to May 30th, 2010, 2,252 adults aged 18 and over responded to a phone survey seeking insight into mobile phone ownership and usage. The findings collected were then compared against a similar project related to teens, aged 12-17, gathered during September 2009.
Not surprisingly, the ubiquity of cell phones is approaching a critical mass, with 82% of respondents reporting ownership of one or more mobiles. And though texting is certainly becoming a more mainstream form of communication, voice calls still account for primary usage, with the average user making and receiving five calls a day.