The Infinite Dial® is America’s longest-running survey of digital media consumer behavior in America, tracked annually since 1998. Over its 20+ year history, it has become the survey of record for a number of important media channels, including streaming audio, podcasting, and social media, and is relied upon by its audience of content producers, media companies, agencies, and the financial community. Our ongoing Infinite Dial research series is conducted using the highest standards of survey research, using a random-digit dialing methodology (mobile and landline) to produce a nationally representative, projectable look at the behaviors of the U.S. population ages 12 and over.
Amongst the milestones first recorded by the Infinite Dial:
1999: More than half the U.S. population has a computer in their home
2001: 53% of Americans have Internet access at home
2002: Cell phone ownership exceeds 50%
2006: Podcasting debuts; 22% of Americans are familiar with the term
2008: The iPhone is first tracked with 2% of the population owning one
2011: Facebook is used by over half the population (51%)
2013: Smartphone ownership exceeds 50%
2017: Smart Speaker tracking introduced with 7% of Americans 12+ owning one
2019: Over half the population say they have ever listened to a podcast
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New information from the Infinite Dial 2020® from Edison Research and Triton Digital shows that 68% of all Americans say they have at least one radio in their home. The average home now has 1.5 radios, down from double that number in 2008. The trend over the last 12 years shows a consistent diminution in the hardware unit – the radio receiver – from American homes. In 2008, only 4% […]
Click here to download The Infinite Dial Germany 2019 All of Germany is talking about the current audio boom, and through the The Infinite Dial® Germany, the newest release from the longest–running media usage study in the world, RTL Radio Deutschland now has research to confirm it. The latest research finds that all age groups […]
The Infinite Dial®, the leading study on digital audio from Edison Research, debuted in South Africa last week as Edison Research President Larry Rosin presented the findings in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. The study was commissioned by South Africa’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Commercial Radio Committee and sponsored by Triton Digital, the global […]
Think about the first time you heard your favorite songs. Maybe you were driving and you heard an opening guitar riff from Joe Walsh (or the distinctive vocal stylings of Katy Perry) from your FM radio. Maybe you were watching MTV and saw animation from a Dire Straits video. Or maybe someone texted you a […]