CDC: Majority of U.S. Homes Have Only Cellphones

May 5, 2017–For the first time, a majority of U.S. homes have only cellphones, according to preliminary survey results for the second six months of 2016 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).  The survey results “indicate that 50.8% of American homes did not have a landline telephone but did have at least one wireless telephone … — an increase of 2.5 percentage points since the second 6 months of 2015,” CDC said. “More than 70% of all adults aged 25-34 and of adults renting their homes were living in wireless-only households.”

CDC added, “Among households with both landline and wireless telephones, 38.0% received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones, based on data for July–December 2016. These wireless-mostly households make up 15.0% of all households. During the second 6 months of 2016, about 41 million adults (16.7%) lived in wireless-mostly households.”

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