63% of mobile phone owners used their devices to go online as of May this year, according to [PDF] a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and of those, 34% said they go online mostly using their mobile phone (“cell-mostly internet users”). Despite no gender differences, there are some strong variations in cell-mostly internet use when sorting by age, ethnicity, education attainment and household income.
Predictably, the percentage of mobile internet users who rely mostly on their device for access is higher among younger age brackets. Exactly half of 18-29 mobile internet users claim to go online mostly using their phone, a figure which drops to 35% in the 30-49 bracket, 14% in the 50-64 group, and 10% in the 65+ crowd. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.