May 24, 2022

Yahoo Releases Survey Findings About Americans and Their Tablets

Tablet computers are quickly becoming the tool many use to access the web, play games, and the preferred tool to read ebooks.

Here are some new survey results that Yahoo has made available that look at tablet usage and users in the United States.

via Yahoo Andecdotal:

A recent Yahoo survey reveals some interesting tablet preferences by American households, proving just how important these devices have become. For example, results uncovered that Americans are more inclined to fight over a tablet than the TV remote and a shocking 15% of us would go so far as giving up our car in order to keep our tablet (a surprising, but healthy indication for our planet!).”

The 2,000 U.S. respondents participating in the study were aged between 18-64 years, and were asked questions on their tablet usage and habits, in order to uncover who’s really using them, where they take them, and just how far they’ll go to keep them. Some additional findings are outlined below:

  • 15% would give up their car for an entire year to be able to keep their tablet; that would equate to 45 million fewer cars on the road, meaning less traffic and a whopping 270 million tons fewer greenhouse gases (CO2) emitted per year.
  • Tablets are now the second most fought over device in the living room, just behind desktops/laptops, and ahead of TV remotes.
  •  A third of men frequently take their tablet to the bathroom. 40% of women never take the tablet to the bathroom.
  • A quarter of women are happy to give up sex (25%) to keep their tablet. As for men? Only half as many men would give up sex (13%).
  •  The tablet is the go-to wind-down device: 91% use their tablet in bed.

The complete blog post and infographic are available here.

See Also: Study: Tablets Growing in Popularity as “First Choice” For E-Reading (April 30, 2012)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.