In a new study by the Centers for Disease Control, almost 50% of U.S. households only use mobile devices. As Americans are cutting the cord on landlines to go wireless-only, the reverse is not true: only 8% of households currently rely solely on a landline connection. The study also breaks the information down by demographic and finds that 71% of 24-34 year olds only resort to using their mobile phones. So in the next few years, as younger generations continue to lead the cord-cutting trend, it is probable that wireless-only homes will become the norm.
Just 12 years ago, only 3% of U.S. households were mobile device-only households. The CDC has been tracking these particular phone trends since 2003 along with a variety of other health-related questions to better assess health trends by demographic.
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