When GfK MRI asked US smartphone users about what mobile apps they checked first thing in the morning on a typical weekday, two-thirds said they looked at text messages, and 63% checked email.
In some cases, there are marked variations in the views that American generations have of key institutions in the US.
Overall tablet usage skews younger, while ereader usage trends older.
Millennials are more influenced by political advertising than Gen Xers or Baby Boomers.
Edison Research has released its latest annual Infinite Dial report that surveys the audio consumption habits of Americans 12 years and older. Edison has been conducting this research since 1998.
Some 36% of US adults own a smartphone, computer and tablet.
Among online US adults, Baby Boomers spend almost twice as much time on a daily basis with TV, radio and print as do Millennials.
Almost three-quarters of US adults believe that technology has become too distracting, with Millennials (18-35) slightly above-average in their agreement.
Although virtual reality is still in its early stages, consumer interest is highest among Gen V.
Slightly more than two-thirds of American adults (68%) now own a smartphone, representing a rapid rise from about half that proportion (35%) in mid-2011.