Many times during the past couple of years, we have stressed the importance of making sure your website is easily used on a mobile device. Here’s yet more evidence that we are moving to a smartphone-centric world. According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the first time, more than half of all households in the U.S. contain a cell phone but not a landline telephone. 

84% | Percentage of American households that contain at least one smartphone (via Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2016)

80% | Percentage of households that have a desktop or laptop computer

68% | Percentage of households that own at least one tablet

39% | Percentage of U.S. households that contain at least one streaming media device (e.g., Apple TV, Roku or Google Chromecast).

90% | Percentage of U.S. households that contain at least one of these devices (smartphone, desktop/laptop computer, tablet or streaming media device).

18% | Percentage of U.S. households that are “Hyper-Connected.” (They contain ten or more of those devices.)

VIA | Pew Research Center

How Americans Are Shopping Online | 2018

75% of Americans have purchased something online. However, most of those who have shopped online say they prefer shopping in a bricks and mortar store, according to a new study by NPR and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion