One third of these cell internet users (34 percent) mostly use their phone to access the internet, as opposed to other devices like a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer. We call these individuals "cell-mostly internet users", and they account for 21 percent of the total cell owner population. Young adults, non-whites, and those with relatively low income and education levels are particularly likely to be cell-mostly internet users.
At the same time, Pew found that smartphone Internet usage has increased since April 2012. This includes the college-educated, and the financially well off. "Notably, cell owners between the ages of 50 and 64 experienced a larger-than-average 15 percentage point increase in the past year. Some 51 percent of cell owners ages 50-64 now use their phone to go online, up from 36 percent who did so in the spring of 2012."