A Third of US Consumers Now Own Tablets, Pew Reports

pew-tablet-may-2013 Got a tablet? You're not the only one. The Pew Research Center has just released a new report today. According to their latest survey, which was conducted in May 2013, a full 34% of American consumers  now own a tablet of one kind or another.

This is a not insignificant increase over  the January 2013 report that showed 31% of respondents owned a tablet, and it is almost double the ownership reported in May 2012:


This report also confirmed that certain demographics were more likely to own tablets than others:

  • Those living in households earning at least $75,000 per year (56%), compared with lower income brackets
  • Parents with a minor child living at home (50%)
  • Suburbanites (37%)
  • Adults ages 35-44 (49%), compared with younger and older adults
  • College graduates (49%), compared with adults with lower levels of education

A total of 2,252 American adults were polled for this survey. The interviews were conducted over the phone in late April and early May 2013. Later sections of the report also revealed that women, African-Americans, and college educated are adopting tablets faster than other demographic groups.

P.S. In case you're wondering about ereader ownership, there was no data. We'll jut have to wait until the next report is released.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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