The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Generations and Their Gadgets.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
Many devices have become popular across generations, with a majority now owning cell phones, laptops and desktop computers. . . .
- Cell phones are by far the most popular device among American adults. Some 85% of adults own cell phones, and 90% of all adults—including 62% of those age 75 and older—live in a household with at least one working cell phone.
- Desktop computers are most popular with adults ages 35-65, and Millennials are the only generation that is more likely to own a laptop computer or netbook than a desktop: 70% own a laptop, compared with 57% who own a desktop.
- Almost half of all adults own an iPod or other mp3 player, but these are still most popular with Millennials—74% of adults ages 18-34 own an mp3 player, compared with only 56% of the next oldest generation, Gen X (ages 35-46).
- Game consoles are uniformly popular with all adults ages 18-46, 63% of whom own these devices.
- Overall, 5% of adults own an e-book reader, and 4% own an iPad or other tablet computer.