Smartphone Use Rising Fast Among College Students

September 11, 2014

On a typical day of classes, college students are still more likely to use a laptop than a tablet or smartphone, according to a survey on mobile device use sponsored by Pearson. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found smartphone use growing almost as common as laptop use, however. Nearly nine in 10 students surveyed, or 89 percent, used a laptop on a regular basis, compared to 83 percent who said they used a smartphone. Last year, 72 percent of survey respondents said they used a smartphone. Tablet use is increasing more slowly, with 45 percent of surveyed students saying they used one regularly -- up 5 percent from the year before.

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