A recent survey by Nielsen, revealed that sixty six per cent of Asian community in the US owns smartphones, making them the leading users of such devices in the country. The study found that around 66% of Asians, 56% of Hispanics and 55% of African-Americans use smartphones to check e-mails, play games and surf the Web. Around 55.5 per cent of Americans are now owners of smartphones, but for white people, the numbers makes up just 45 per cent, the lowest of any ethnic group, the ‘New York Post’ reported.
According to the report, age is one of the factors that drives high smartphone penetration among minorities. It found that, 66 percent of the smartphone users were aged between 18-29 years while only 11 percent of the users were above 65 years of age. The need to own a smartphone is so high that, even those youngsters who had an annual income of less than 15,000 dollars, owned a smartphone.
In 2011, sixty six per cent of white American adults had a high-speed broadband connection at home, compared with 51 per cent of Hispanics and 49 per cent of blacks, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
A soaring 80 per cent of Asian-Americans, who have the highest income of any ethnic group in the country, had broadband at home.