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December 05, 2018
Poll: Smartphones are winning the internet

Nearly 8 out of 10 smartphone users in the U.S. use their phones to access the internet at home more than or as much as a computer, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: It’s a sign of how much people’s online habits have evolved, as smartphones and smart TVs are becoming the primary gateway to internet at home compared to desktops and tablets. More than twice as many people said they use smartphones more often than computers to connect with the internet, compared to those who use computers more often.

Between the lines: The survey didn’t examine whether people use smart TVs to access the internet more often, but given that more than half of U.S. households have smart TVs that stream content from the internet, it’s likely that they are also serving as primary vehicles for accessing the internet at home.

Poll: Smartphones are winning the internet