The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.
In the latest research on mobile phone usage globally carried out earlier this year and released yesterday both mobile texting and social networking were found to be popular worldwide. However, of more interest to me were the findings for Kenya where just over 1000 respondents were interviewed face to face nationwide. Here are the results:
Cell Phone Usage
- 74% own a cell phone.
- 98% make phone calls.
- 75% send text messages.
- 50% take pictures or video.
- 23% use the Internet.
- 19% use social media regularly.
- 7% do not use social media.
- 72% do not have access to the Internet.
Usage of Social Networking by Age
- 18 to 29 years: 25%
- 30 to 49 years: 15%
- 50+ years: 6%
- Oldest to youngest gap -19 years
You can also download the full report from the Pew Research Center web site here>