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PEW: Latest Pew Study on Mobile Use

PEW: Latest Pew Study on Mobile Use

1. Non-mobile phone users: What hinders their access?

Mobile phones are common across many emerging economies. Yet, mobile phone ownership is not equally embraced either among nations or within them. Across the 11 emerging economies surveyed as part of this report, up to one-in-five people do not own or even share a mobile phone. While myriad factors affect why people don’t own or use mobile phones, a few key ones stand out. First, non-mobile phone
3. Mobile owners: What they struggle to do

In every country surveyed, a majority of people own mobile phones, and, in most countries, mobile phone ownership is nearly ubiquitous. Across the 11 countries surveyed, a median of 89% say they own phones, compared with a median of 7% who share phones and 6% who don’t own or share phones. While phone owners clearly have overcome one major obstacle with regard to using technology – namely, they h
A median of 7% across the 11 countries surveyed say they do not own a phone but do use someone else’s regularly. Although there are relatively few sharers in each country, they face the challenge of relying on others for their connectivity. Many individuals who share a mobile device report struggling financially with owning and maintaining a mobile phone. Nearly a third of mobile phone sharers (e
Individuals face many potential hardships when trying to access mobile technology. As discussed in previous chapters, these can range from limited access to electricity to low literacy to financial constraints or some combination of these and other factors. Given this complexity, we wanted to understand who experiences which types of problems using mobile phones and the regularity with which they
This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Laura Silver, Senior Researcher Emily A. Vogels, Research Associate Mara Mordecai, Research Assistant Jeremiah Cha, Research Assistant Raea Rasmussen, Intern Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Pet

Results for the survey are based on face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of D3 Systems Inc. The results are based on national samples. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available here . The post appeared first on Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech .
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Pew Research Center conducted a series of focus groups to better understand how people think about their own mobile phones and the impact of these devices on their society. Five focus groups were held in each of the following four countries: Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines and Tunisia. Each focus group consisted of 10 adults coming together for an hour and a half for a discussion led by a local, p
Connectivity scale coding Three items were used to create the persistent connectivity hardship scale. Two questions were asked of mobile users (owners and sharers), and one question was asked of non-users. If an individual’s response on any item related to connectivity was coded as hardship, the individual was considered to have a persistent connectivity issue.

Posted on: November 21, 2019, 3:24 pm Category: Uncategorized

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