Chart: Local Business Voice Search

Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.

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This presentation by Tom Webster of Edison Research presents the Spring 2018 edition of The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research. More than 43M people (18+) in the U.S. now own a smart speaker. And it’s no longer just the early adopters using these devices. New smart speaker owners are emerging as a distinct audience in terms of user profile, behavior and media habits.

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