Socialogue: Have a Mobile Phone, Will Access Internet. Maybe.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Global - Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) and Ipsos Global @dvisor are pleased to share the latest proprietary global infographic and commentary on the trends and behaviors that define people’s lives in today’s social media age.

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If you have a mobile or smart phone, there’s a 55% chance you use it at least once a week to check on a movie time, find a restaurant, assess traffic, see if your team is winning or any of the many other things people go online to accomplish. If you live in the Middle East or Africa, that figure spikes to 70%. As would be expected in terms of the way new technology is adopted, the under 35s are far more inclined at 69% to use their mobile or smart phones to go online at least once a week than their 50- to 64-year-old counterparts, of whom only 33% claim to get online via their phones at least once a week.

More data and full technical details are available in the Detailed Tables document on the right.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Jill Wiltfong
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

About Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) is Ipsos' global innovation center. This multi-disciplinary team of researchers, strategists, digital natives, and design technologists is blending advancements in technology and a cultural shift toward social interactions to create the future of research, one that is immersive, collaborative, authentic and relevant. SocialogueTM is an ongoing publication from Ipsos OTX which features proprietary, global infographics and commentary on social media trends and behavior. For more information on the current suite of Ipsos OTX social media research tools, to find more about our Futures initiatives or to obtain social media details by country, contact us at

About Ipsos and Ipsos Global @dvisor

Ipsos is the world’s third largest market research company. With offices in 84 countries, Ipsos offers a complete line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel and online research products and services. Ipsos Global @dvisor is a 24-country, online, monthly syndicated research service used to generate information for media and clients. Every month, we complete 500 to 1,000 online interviews in each country. For more information visit or contact us at

Socialogue: Have a Mobile Phone, Will Access Internet. Maybe.


Jill Wiltfong
Senior VP, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange