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How Millennials and Older Adults are Using Their Smartphones (Infographic)

Chart shows highlights of a smartphone usage survey.
A majority of younger millennials reported that they were "constantly" checking their phone. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

A telephone survey of 1,000 U.S.  respondents made by Braun Research Inc. on behalf of Bank of America between April 13-26, 2015. Respondents were adults 18 and older with a current banking relationship and who own a smartphone.

• 55 percent reported that their smartphone was on the nightstand at night.

• 35 percent reported that their smartphone was the first thing on their minds in the morning, as opposed to 10 percent who reported that it was their significant other that was first on their minds.

• 54 percent of younger millennials reported that they were constantly checking their phones.

• 42 percent reported using a mobile banking app a few times a week.

Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.