(NEW YORK) -- If you’re an adult living in the U.S., chances are extremely good that you own a cellphone.
A new survey of 5,500 people from the Pew Research Center Internet and American Life project reveals that 85 percent of adults now own a cellphone. Meanwhile, nearly one out of every two Americans 18 and older carries a smartphone.
Pew also looked into those most likely to use their cellphones for activities other than making or receiving calls. Members of this group were typically well-educated young adults in households earning $75,000 or more.
As for how American men and women use their phones, just over eight in ten take photographs with them while about the same number send or receive or texts. In fact, 97 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 text regularly while only one in three adults 65 or older do the same.
Currently, 56 percent of the Pew respondents say they use their phones to access the Internet. Generally, the more people earn, the more inclined they are to go online with their phones.
Another interesting trend is that while half of all cellphone owners send or receive emails with their devices, 63 percent with a college degree say they do it while just under one in four with no high school diploma utilize their phones for emails.
Recording video is another popular pastime with 43 percent telling Pew they’ve done it but more so the young as close to 70 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 take movies while under ten percent of seniors shoot videos with their devices.
Forty-three percent of all cellphone owners have downloaded apps. Not surprising, it’s the younger, more educated and affluent adults who load the most apps on their phones.
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