Worldwide, younger adults use their connected devices for more hours than older adults. The global average is driven in large part by the youthful enthusiasm of younger upper-SES Chinese adults along with extra-active younger Germans balancing out their less-intensive, although numerous, older counterparts. While it may seem convenient to imagine that youthfulness equates to higher device activity, it is not universally true, as 25 to 34-year-olds dominate usage averages in the US, Germany, and the UK.
This MetaFAQs reports on the mean weekly hours that online adults use their smartphones, computers, and tablets split by age group and country. These results are based on the results of research on 13,498 online adults. Report [TUP_doc_2024_0211_yhrs] in TUP Lenses: Devices; User Profile