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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Germany joins the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa with Digital Media Research from U.S.-Based Edison Research Somerville, NJ – July 8, 2019 The Infinite Dial®, the leading study on digital audio, mobile, smart speakers, podcast consumption, and social media from Edison Research, has just been commissioned by Berlin-based RTL Radio Deutschland for implementation […]
Facebook Usage Continues to Drop; Preferences in Social Media Usage Vary Most by Age There are now approximately 223 million social media users age 12+ in the U.S., and their original social media platform of choice, Facebook, is losing ground among users of all ages, for various reasons. The Social Habit 2019 is a new […]
The Infinite Dial®, the leading study on digital audio, mobile, smart speakers, podcast consumption, and social media from Edison Research, will be debuting in South Africa later this year, commissioned by South Africa’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Commercial Radio Committee and sponsored by Triton Digital, a global technology and services provider.
Robust Growth in Smart Speaker Ownership and Podcast Listening Click here to download The Infinite Dial® Canada 2019 Over one-quarter of Canadians 18+ now own a smart speaker, and 36% of Canadians 18+ are now monthly podcast listeners, according to The Infinite Dial® 2019 Canada report, a comprehensive study of digital media behavior in Canada […]