Does having a college education or not coupled with ethnic/Hispanic group make a difference in the market penetration of key connected devices? Do White/non-Hispanic college graduates have higher levels of device use then Black/non-Hispanic or other groups? Does this vary by device type? This MetaFAQs reports on the active penetration of smartphones, PCs, tablets, and feature/basic cell phones among White/non-Hispanic, Black/non-Hispanic, Asian/non-Hispanic, Hispanic, and other non-Hispanic American adults.
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Mobile phones dominate home-owned connected devices as the ones used by the greatest number of U.S. adults. As of our MetaFacts TUP 2016 US survey, 87% of U.S. adults used a smartphone or basic cell phone that was home-owned. Slightly trailing mobile phones, 81% of adults use a home PC. Media tablets are a distant third place, at 63% of U.S. adults.
MetaFacts defines home-owned devices as those which were acquired with personal funds. As released in our other MetaFacts TUP research, a substantial share of U.S. adults also use employer-provided, self-employment, school-owned, public, or other devices which are owned by someone other than themselves.
Within mobile phones, home-owned smartphones outnumber home-owned basic cell phones, with nearly two-thirds (72%) of U.S. adults using a smartphone and just over one-fourth (27%) using a basic cell phone.
Among home PCs, desktops and Microsoft Windows PCs dominate. Home notebooks have grown to reach almost half (49%) of U.S. adults. Although the tech-savvy consider Windows XP and Vista PCs to be passé and even dangerously unprotected from malware, 4% of U.S. adults are still actively using Home PCs with these operating systems. While adoption of tech products can often be rapid, retirement of older technology from the active installed base can take much longer than many may expect. Continue reading “What is the penetration of home-owned computing devices? (MetaFAQs)”
Public entities have a different mandate than private companies, and yet in many ways aren’t that different from most employers.
Their choices for technology devices and services include off-the-shelf products designed for both commercial and consumer users, whether in Government or private enterprise.
Do Government employees use personal smartphones for work?
The vast majority (91%) of Government employees pay for their own phone service, and most (87%) paid for their own Smartphone. This is not substantially different than employees in private industry.
Also, the BYOD policies for Government employees aren’t unique, with most employers allowing any type of mobile phone for work-related use, 38% of Government employees and 43% nationwide.
This is based on our most recent research among 7,336 US adults as part of the Technology User Profile (TUP) 2016 survey. In this MetaFAQ, Government employees include those working in local, state, or federal Government.
This MetaFAQs research result addresses one of the many questions profiling active technology users.
Many other related answers are part of the full TUP service, available to paid subscribers. The TUP chapter with substantial information about Government employees is the TUP 2016 User Profile Chapter.
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