Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers Statistics & Trends

e-Strategy Trends’ continually-updated collection of Baby Boomers research, statistics and trends for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Mobile Gamers By Generation [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The average age of a US or UK mobile device owner who has played a game on the device in the past month (”mobile gamer”) is 39.5, while among those only playing games on a tablet, the average age is 44.7, per findings [pdf] from a PopCap Games report released in June 2012.…

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Online Sources For Political Information, By Generation [CHART]

via emarketer.com Overall, news websites were the most commonly tapped resource for those looking for political information online; 47.7% of likely voters used them. But news sites were especially important among those ages 55 or older, with 53% of respondents from this group relying on them. Voters ages 18 to 34, no surprise, were significantly…

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US Twitter Users By Generation, Nov 2010-Feb 2012 [CHART]

via emarketer.com While overall Twitter user numbers continue to increase slowly, younger consumers are still flocking to the site. In February 2012, some groups saw a drop in user numbers, particularly those ages 25 to 34 and over 64. But the number of US internet users ages 18 to 24 who said they use Twitter…

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53% Of Seniors Are Online [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The proportion of American adults aged over 65 who use the internet or email has passed the 50% threshold for the first time, reaching 53% in April 2012, per survey results [pdf] released in June by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. This represents a significant uptick in growth: in August 2011…

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US Tablet User Growth by Age, 2011-2015 [CHART]

via emarketer.com Compared to iPads, overall tablet penetration is rising more quickly and will reach 29.1% of internet users by the end of this year, but growth will still fall off to 11.9% by 2015. Broken down by age, the fastest growth among tablet users as a whole will come in the under-12 and 65-and-older…

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Half Of Americans Believe The American Dream Is Dead [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The American Dream rests on the belief that the opportunities are there for people – regardless of race, creed, economic position, or other social identifier – to get ahead based on effort and merit. As it turns out, though, many Americans are skeptical that the American Dream even exists anymore. Just 1 in…

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Mobile Twitter User Demographics [TABLE]

via pewinternet.org As with our general Twitter usage findings, cell owners ages 18-24 are more likely than older cell owners to use Twitter within the context of their mobile devices—fully one in five 18-24 year old cell owners (22%) use Twitter on their phones, and 15% do so on a typical day. African Americans and…

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