March 19, 2020

What Are UK/US Internet Users' Biggest Concerns About 5G? (% of respondents, by 5G adoption plans, Feb 2020)

Description

A survey of consumers in the US and the UK asked about their main concerns about 5G. Responses include potential cost increases, potential increase in radiation, becoming more attached to mobile devices, potential security risks, artificial intelligence developing too quickly and environmental ... impacts.More

Note

Respondents were asked, "Thinking about your main personal smartphone, which statement most applies to you?" Early adopters are those responding: "I already have a 5G-enabled smartphone." Early majority includes those responding either: "I'll trade in my current smartphone for a 5G-enabled one when ... it's available" or "I'll trade in my current smartphone for a 5G-enabled one when it's more affordable." Late majority includes those responding either: "I plan to wait out my current contract and then assess the benefits of a 5G-enabled phone" or "I plan to see whether other people find 5G-enabled phones useful before making a decision." Laggards are those responding, "I don't plan to get a 5G-enabled phone in the foreseeable future."More

Methodology

Data is from the March 2019 GlobalWebIndex report titled "The 5G Opportunity." Internet users ages 16-64 in the UK (n=2,208) and the US (n=2,182) were surveyed online during February 2020. Additional data is drawn from GlobalWebIndex's ongoing interviews of more than 688,000 respondents per year worldwide.
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What Are UK/US Internet Users' Biggest Concerns About 5G? (% of respondents, by 5G adoption plans, Feb 2020)

Publication Date

March 19, 2020