Smartphone Owners Rank Cars And Grandma Higher Than Smartphone

Jake GammonHead of Omnibus, US
May 08, 2015, 4:26 PM UTC

Despite appearances, most smartphone owners do have a sense of perspective when it comes to their phone.  

Grandma is still more important to smartphone owners than their smartphone.

For smartphone owners who still have a grandma, 94% say that their grandmother is important, and 81% say that she is very important to them.  By comparison, although a very large 89% of smartphone owners say their phones are important only 47% believe them to be very important. 

A similar number of (smartphone owning) pet owners say that their pet is important (87%), but a much larger 65% say that their pet is very important.

Cars rate extremely highly with smartphone owners, particularly with boomers and their elders whose cars outrank their pets.  94% of all adult smartphone owners ranked their car as important and 65% very important.  Three quarters (74%) of smartphone owners aged 55 plus rate their car as very important compared to 66% who rated their pet so highly.

In terms of other technology, smartphones far outrank tablets and MP3 players for smartphone and tablet/MP3 owners. Only one in five (22%) of smartphone owners who also own a tablet, rate the tablets as very important. 

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