According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, six in ten American adults now go online wirelessly using either a mobile phone or a laptop with a wireless internet connection. Nearly half of all adults (47%) go online with a laptop using a Wi-Fi connection or mobile broadband card (up from the 39% who did so as of April 2009) while 40% of adults use the internet, email or instant messaging on a mobile phone (up from the 32% of Americans who did this in 2009). African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos continue to be among the most active users of the mobile web.
A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked respondents whether they had used a variety of devices – laptops, cell phones, game consoles, and more – to go online using a wireless network. An increasing number – altogether, 56% of Americans – said they have at some point used wireless means for online access.