February 21, 2016

The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership

Adults who ...

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Correlation: 0.87

* Includes those who use the internet at least occasionally or report owning a smartphone.

Note: Percentages based on total sample. IMF data not available for Palestinian territories.

Source: Spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey. Q70 & Q72. Data for GDP per capita (PPP) from IMF World Economic Outlook Database, October 2015, accessed Dec. 16, 2015.

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Correlation: 0.84

† Includes adults who report owning a smartphone.

Note: Percentages based on total sample. IMF data not available for Palestinian territories.

Source: Spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey. Q71 & Q72. Data for GDP per capita (PPP) from IMF World Economic Outlook Database, October 2015, accessed Dec. 16, 2015.