This is another rather large survey with lots of interesting data to consume. LINE is, as you can see, the messenger app for not just schoolgirls, but just about everyone in Japan. I avoid it like the plague, though as I don’t trust them with my phonebook, and my wife has the problem that once a corporate account makes contact, it’s pretty much impossible to block them, and even if you manage to they can reconnect.
On the other hand, Facebook seems remarkably low, but I’ve heard in America only old people use Facebook, so perhaps that is a trend in Japan too.
Q1: What is the OS of your main smartphone? (Sample size=1,256)
Q2: What is the carrier for your main smartphone? (Sample size=1,256)
Q3: Do you use smartphone apps? (Sample size=1,256)
Q3SQ6: About how much per month do you spend on buying apps, in-app items, etc? (Sample size=181, multiple answer)
Less than 500 yen
500 to 999 yen
1,000 to 2,999 yen
3,000 to 4,999 yen
5,000 to 9,999 yen
10,000 to 19,999 yen
20,000 to 49,999 yen
50,000 to 99,999 yen
100,000 yen or more
Don’t know, can’t remember
At some point in the recent past 1,256 members of the Pre-Can Teens monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. All of the sample were female smartphone users, 4.5% of the sample were 12 years old, 26.5% 13, 19.9% 14, 21.1% 15, 15.9% 16, 7.7% 17, 4.2% 18 and 0.2% aged 19 years old. Furthermore, 61.1% of the sample were middle-schoolers, 38.9% high-schoolers.
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