A new survey detailing the ownership levels of digital devices in the United States recently found that more than two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% just four years ago.
Breaking down the numbers further, the study revealed that ownership levels are nearing saturation in some key demographics: for instance, 86% of people aged 18-29 own a smartphone, as do 83% of people aged 30-49. Of those living in households earning more than $75,000, the percentage nears 90%.
The survey also asked about other electronic devices. Computer ownership has remained steady over the past decade at just over 70%, while tablets are owned by 45% of Americans. Surprisingly, mp3 players are still fairly popular, with a 40% ownership rate, basically the same as the percentage of households who own a gaming console. The only device that has experienced any decline at all are e-book readers, which have fallen off from a high of 32% in early 2014 to today’s 19%.