Forty-six Percent of Americans Think Tablets Will Replace Computers

- Poll Finds Younger Americans in the 18-29 Age Group Do Not Think Tablets Will Replace Personal Computers -

Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
  • Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
    Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
    Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
    Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.
  • In a national scientific telephone survey Poll Position found that 46% of those polled said that tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers, 35% said tablets will not take the place of laptop computers and 19% did not have an opinion.
    In a national scientific telephone survey Poll Position found that 46% of those polled said that tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers, 35% said tablets will not take the place of laptop computers and 19% did not have an opinion.
    In a national scientific telephone survey Poll Position found that 46% of those polled said that tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers, 35% said tablets will not take the place of laptop computers and 19% did not have an opinion.
    In a national scientific telephone survey Poll Position found that 46% of those polled said that tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers, 35% said tablets will not take the place of laptop computers and 19% did not have an opinion.

Atlanta, Ga. – January 10, 2012  – Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd.

In a national scientific telephone survey Poll Position found that 46% of those polled said that tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers, 35% said tablets will not take the place of laptop computers and 19% did not have an opinion.

A majority of Americans between the ages of 30 and 64 chose electronic tablets over laptop computers. In the 30-44 age group, 53% picked electronic tablets to replace computers versus 37% who said tablets will not replace personal computers.

Among the 45-64 age group, 52% said electronic tablets will eventually take the place of personal computers versus 30% who said personal computers will not be replaced by iPad-type tablets.

Oddly, younger Americans in the 18-29 age group do not think tablets will replace personal computers. Forty-nine percent said tablets will not replace the personal computer, 37% said the tablets will take the place of laptops and 15% did not offer an opinion.

Men favored electronic tablets over women with 53% of men saying electronic tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers versus 39% of women picking the tablets over laptops.

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll at http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-Crosstabs-Tablets-or-laptops.pdf.   

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,155 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 05, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think? Do you think that electronic tablets (such as the iPad) will eventually take the place of laptop computers? Vote in our online companion poll and comment at http://pollposition.com/2012/01/08/will-tablets-replace-laptops/.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.

Learn more about Poll Position’s polling methodology at http://pollposition.com/2011/09/26/our-polling-methodology/.

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