34% of Americans now own a tablet: Pew

Tablet ownership in the United States jumped almost twice in the last one year, and adults aged between thirties and forties are now more likely than other age groups to own a tablet, as per a report published by the Pew Internet Center.

The report, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from April 17 to May 19 this year, revealed that slightly more than a third (34 per cent) adults in the United States now own a tablet like apple's iPad or Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

The figure represents a big jump in tablet adoption from last year's figure of 18 per cent.

People with annual earnings of at least $75,000 now account for 56 per cent of the entire tablet ownership; while adults ages between 35 and 44 account for 49 per cent.

Speaking about the findings, Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr said, "When it comes to tablets, adults in their thirties and forties are now significantly more likely than any other age group to own this device."

The device not only made a splash with students but also with parents. Nearly fifty per cent of people with young children now own a tablet, up from 26 per cent in 2012.

However, tablet ownership still pales in front of smartphone ownership. As per available figures, 56 per cent of people in the United States now own a smartphone.