A new study by the Pew Research Institute shows that while many people have smartphones, the devices have not replaced having Internet access in their homes. 64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in 2011. Smartphone ownership is especially high among younger Americans and those with relatively high income and education levels. However, only 10% of Americans own a smartphone and do not have broadband at home. 15% own a smartphone but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cell phone. Those with relatively low income and educational attainment levels, younger adults, and non-whites are most likely to be “smartphone-dependent.”
You can read more about this study here.