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While nearly three in four teens (74 percent) with household incomes of 0,000 or more per year have access to both a tablet and a desktop or laptop computer, the same is true for 63 percent of teens with incomes of ,000 to 0,000 and 55 percent of teens with household incomes of less than ,000 per year.
Additionally, recent research suggests these social information tools and platforms have become primary spots for young people to encounter news and information.
This new study, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research interviewed 790 U. teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 about their ownership and access to devices and applications.
However, more common than desktop computers are tablets, which are increasingly becoming part of teens’ hardware repertoire.
More than two in three teens (68 percent) have or have access to a tablet.
This study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research points to Snapchat, a multifaceted application for sharing short-lived images and video narratives as well as engaging with news, and Instagram, a photo and video sharing application, as the most popular social media platforms among teens.