Trends in webcam and video calls/meetings usage

Are video calls and meetings as widespread as tech media implies? How much have webcams and video calls and meetings reached into the everyday experience of the average online adult? This MetaFAQs reports on the usage trend since before the pandemic for online adults in the US, the UK, Germany, and Japan. It further splits video calling/conferencing by smartphone, home PC, or work PC. Furthermore, because change has not affected everyone the same, it details the trend among life stage segments – employment status, age group, and presence of children.

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Profile of Americans who regularly participate in video meetings

After the emergence of COVID and the rise of increasingly hybrid and remote work environments–are video meetings the new normal? 38% of all online American adults, or 83.8 million, regularly participate in video meetings. This MetaFAQs profiles those who regularly participate in video meetings by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; employment status; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); the number of PCs used and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0722_mode] in TUP Lenses: Activities, Communication.

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Profile of Americans who regularly participate in video calls

As video plays an increasing role in our daily lives across social media and other communication platforms, it’s no surprise that video calls are also becoming more and more mainstream. 55% of all online American adults report regularly participating in video calls. This MetaFAQs profiles regular video call participants by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; employment status; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0715_mode] in TUP Lenses: Activities, Communication.

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Profile of Americans actively using a Google assistant

Active use of voice assistants is relatively low among Americans, despite being supported by many smart devices. Less than six (15%) American online adults regularly use Google Assistant. The highest concentration of these users is middle-aged male parents.

This MetaFAQs profiles American users of Google Assistant by their demographics, including age, gender, employment status, presence of children, and life stage. It also details the number of computers regularly used and the mixture of technology ecosystems.

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Profile of Americans actively using Alexa voice assistant

Being able to control one’s environment by simply speaking was well-popularized in the 1960’s through the television series Star Trek. Within the last decade, Amazon jumped in with its voice assistant and smart speaker offerings as have rivals Apple, Google, and others. Currently, only one in ten American adults regularly use Amazon Alexa. This MetaFAQs profiles American active Amazon Alexa users by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, presence of children, life stage, number of home PCs used, and mix of technology ecosystems.

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Work/Life Balance TUP Lens [Highlights]

With the pandemic, many more employees are working from home. This TUP Highlights Report profiles employees by how often they work from home and their expectations of the near future. It profiles them demographically, by their type of employer, their connected devices, and their work-related activities.

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