The last time I checked, there were more smartphones in the home than people.
But according to the latest census data, it’s not as simple as just tossing your phone in a drawer.
A survey of 6,000 people in the US showed that only 6% of people have access to a smartphone in their home, compared to the nearly 25% of the population that does.
“While I think many people would be surprised at the fact that we don’t have an iPhone in our home, the fact is that most people don’t even have a smartphone,” said Sarah Kastel, senior research analyst at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in a statement.
“And it is for that reason that the majority of smartphone users do not own one.”
According to the survey, nearly 70% of smartphone owners have a smart TV in their homes, and another 27% have access, with a total of 80% of respondents having access to one.
It’s not just the technology that’s problematic, but the lack of connectivity.
“I think it is also because many people are not really connected to the internet, and that is a real problem,” said Karen Stem, executive director of the Mobile Phone Users Alliance.
The US is one of the only countries in the world that does not have an internet connection at all, according to data from the World Bank.
This lack of access is a problem for people who use the internet to find out about events or to ask questions about healthcare.
“People have a hard enough time finding things on the internet,” said Ms Stem.
“You don’t need a bunch of screens and a bunch more information.
And the lack on that aspect of the internet is very concerning.”