Friday, 21 September 2012

26% of affluent Americans own a tablet; 47% live in a household with a tablet

"Affluent interest in mobile devices and digital media continues to grow. The 2012 Mendelsohn Affluent survey from Ipsos MediaCT finds that 26% of Affluents personally own a tablet, and 47% live in a household with a tablet – figures that essentially tripled from 2011. More than half (55%) now own a smartphone, up from 45% in 2011. Growth was evident in the downloading of the three most widely-used categories of apps – games (68%), weather (62%) and music (62%) – as well as apps related to social networking (45%) and books/e-readers (40%). In 2012, 4.7 million Affluents downloaded a magazine app, more than doubling from 2.0 million in 2011; 5.9 million downloaded a newspaper app, up from 3.6 million in 2011. Affluents reported using the Internet an average of 37.4 hours weekly, up 14% from 2011, with the largest growth seen in sites related to social media, entertainment and shopping."
Methodology:  "Now in its 36th year, the Mendelsohn Affluent Survey is the definitive single source research tool for consumer insights and media planning regarding Affluent Americans. Among other uses, it serves as a currency study for Affluent print advertising – the agreed-upon source of audience measurement data used by agencies, advertisers and media companies in negotiating the cost and placement of advertising. The 2012 Mendelsohn Affluent Survey was conducted from March through July, and has a sample size of 13,794 adults living in households with at least $100,000 in annual household income. The survey uses a random probability sample drawn from address-based sample frame as well as other rigorous methodologies to ensure the results are projectable to the population of America’s 59 million Affluents."

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