16% Consider Themselves Early Adapters for New Tech

Sixteen percent (16%) of voters nationwide say they’re generally among the first to buy new tech products. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 47%  say they generally wait to hear about the product from others before making a purchase. Twenty-five percent (25%) wait until long after release and 11% typically don’t buy new tech products.

The survey also found that that 40% are Very Comfortable using new tech products and another 43% Somewhat Comfortable.

The generation gap is about what you’d expect. Twenty-nine percent (29%) of those under 35 say they’re among the first to buy new products. Just 3% of senior citizens say the same. Sixty-one percent (61%) of those under 35 are Very Comfortable using new tech products. Only 17% of seniors are that comfortable (see question wording and crosstab results).

The national survey of 5,021 Registered Voters was conducted September 23-28, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of Urban voters consider themselves early adapters compared to only 14% of those in rural and suburban areas. Forty-eight percent (48%) of Urban voters are Very Comfortable with new technology. Among the rest of the country, that figure is 36%.

My latest book, The Sun is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Notmakes the case that the culture and technology lead the nation forward while politics and politicians lag behind.

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