Top Smartphone Activities, by Generation

July 2, 2014

This article is included in these additional categories:

Boomers & Older | Digital | Email | Mobile Phone | Social Media | Video | Youth & Gen X


    Source: Experian Marketing Services [download page]

      Notes: Almost three-quarters of Millennial smartphone owners engage in social networking on their devices during a typical week, per the study, which might help explain why mobile social networking represents about 1 in every 7 minutes spent online in the US. Among smartphone owners, Millennials (46%) are also more likely than other generations to watch videos on their devices during a typical week.

        Related: Half of US Millennials Own a Laptop, Smartphone and Tablet

          About the Data: The data cited in the report is based on the Fall 2013 Simmons® National Consumer Study (NCS) and the Fall 2013 Simmons Connect study.

          The Simmons NCS is a comprehensive survey of 23,689 U.S. adults measuring in-depth consumer lifestyles, attitudes, brand preferences and more providing marketers with a complete view of the consumer. Simmons Connect takes almost 60,000 variables measured in the Simmons NCS and adds insights into consumers’ comprehensive cross-platform media use. Simmons Connect measures 11 platforms, including smartphones, digital tablets and home computers. Generations were defined as follows: Millennials: ages 18 to 34; Generation X: ages 35 to 49; Baby Boomers: ages 50 to 69; Silent Generation: ages 70 and older.

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