New Study: Hispanics Top Users of Mobile Tech, Particularly for Civic Engagement

Hispanics outpace other demographic groups as users of mobile phones and social media, according to a report released today by The Hispanic Institute.

The study — “Connected Hispanics and Civic Engagement” — explains how Hispanics have used mobile technology to affect change in three important areas: Immigration, Education, and Voter Registration.

The Latino community has been quick to embrace wireless services in part because of the high premium that Hispanic culture places on civic engagement and neighborly communication. Nearly 90 percent of Hispanics own mobile phones, compared to just 80 percent of whites. And 53 percent of Hispanics use mobile devices to access the internet. Only 33 percent of non-Hispanic Whites do the same.

To download a copy of “Connected Hispanics and Civic Engagement,” please visit www.thehispanicinstitute.org.