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Smartphone adoption is growing in many demographics, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.
The Pew poll estimates that 35 percent of American adults own a smartphone device. The data is based on a survey conducted in May, which found that 83 percent of U.S. adults have a cell phone, and 42 percent of those people have a smartphone.
The types of people adopting smartphones vary, but Pew found the highest concentration of individuals range from "financially well-off and well-educated; under the age of 45; and African American and Latinos."
Internet access is critical to smartphone owners: 87 percent access the Web or e-mail on their phone, with 68 percent of that group accessing such information on a daily basis. Nearly 25 percent of smartphone owners say that their phone is the primary Internet connection in their lives, rather than the traditional desktop computer or laptop; one-third of this group also lacks a broadband connection at home.
The results are based on a national bilingual telephone survey of 2,277 adults. A total of 1,522 interviews were conducted by landline phone, and 755 interviews were conducted by cell phone.