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A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that women and Hispanics own more consoles than the majority in the US. The survey, titled The Demographics of Device Ownership, show the various uses of tech devices, divided by categories such as sex, race/ethnicity, age group, household income, educational attainment, and community type.
According to the survey, game console ownership has remained the same since 2010, the year Pew Research did its last poll about this subject. Currently, 40% of adults in America own a gaming console. When comparing ownership of game systems, women lead men 42% to 37%. Among race/ethnic groups, Hispanics are on top with 45%, followed by African-Americans with 43% and Caucasians with 39%.
Separate statistics were made for owners of portable game devices. The survey shows 14% of adults own such a device, though the reason the people at Pew included the Sega Genesis as a portable is still unknown; the Sega Genesis gaming console was not a portable device, but its sibling Game Gear was.
Hispanics still lead as owners of devices such as the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita with 18%, followed by African-Americans and Caucasians with 14% each. Women and men are tied at 14% as owners of portable game devices.
Other survey statistics show the following:
- Over 90% of Americans own cell phones (near saturation levels); compared to 65% in 2004. People surveyed: 1907.
- Almost half of Americans own a tablet. 45% of 959 people surveyed.
- A decline on e-readers
- Desktops and laptops remain the same as of 2005. 73% of 959 people surveyed.
- A slight decrease in the use of MP3 players. 40% of 948 people surveyed.
- These two survey questions about ownership of game devices, asked to 948 participants, was conducted between March 17 and April 12 of this year.
Pew Research Center did not include minors in the making of this survey.
[Source]: Pew Research Center: The Demographics of Device Ownership.