Which Countries Have the Highest Rates of Smartphone Ownership?

February 29, 2016

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Asia-Pacific | Boomers & Older | Digital | Europe & Middle East | Global & Regional | Household Income | Mobile Phone | UK | Youth & Gen X

Pew-Top-15-Markets-by-Smartphone-Penetration-Feb2016Source: Pew Research Center

    Notes: Some 88% of adults in South Korea – including 100% of 18-34-year-olds – own a smartphone, making this the top country for smartphone ownership of the 40 surveyed by the Pew Research Center. Australia (77%), ahead of Israel (74%) and the US (72%), with Spain (71%) rounding out the top 5. Smartphone ownership is higher among 18-34-year-olds than those aged 35 in each of the countries surveyed, and ownership is also higher among those with higher levels of education and income in each country.

      Related: Smartphone Penetration Nears 80% of the US Mobile Market

        About the Data: The results are based on a survey conducted in 40 nations among 45,435 respondents, from March 25-27, 2015.


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