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Most Americans Think 11-16 is Appropriate Age to Get a Cell Phone

Parents across the country are being urged to sign a “Wait Until 8th ” pledge to not buy their children a smartphone until eighth grade. A plurality of adults agrees middle school is the right time for kids to get cell phones. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 23-24, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 23-24, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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