A Look at Global and U.S. Email Usage Trends
Email has become an essential tool in both personal and professional communication, allowing individuals and organizations to communicate with others across the globe. In this report, we will explore the number of people using email, both globally and in the United States, and how this number has changed over time.
Global Email Usage: According to data from Statista, there were approximately 4.03 billion email users worldwide in 2021, and this number is expected to reach 4.48 billion by 2024. This means that over half of the world’s population uses email, making it one of the most widely used forms of communication.
United States Email Usage: In the United States, email is also a popular form of communication. A survey by the Pew Research Center found that as of 2021, 90% of U.S. adults use email, with 61% using it on a daily basis. This number has remained relatively stable over the past decade, with only slight fluctuations.
Age and Gender Differences: While email usage is widespread across all age groups and genders, there are some differences in usage patterns. According to a survey by the Radicati Group, email usage is highest among those aged 18-24 and 25-34, with 98% and 97% respectively using email. Usage is slightly lower among those aged 35-44 (95%), 45-54 (91%), and 55-64 (85%), and drops further among those aged 65 and older (71%). In terms of gender, email usage is similar among men and women, with 91% of men and 89% of women using email.
Mobile Email Usage: With the rise of mobile devices, email usage has shifted towards mobile devices. According to a report by Litmus, 55% of all email opens in 2021 occurred on mobile devices, compared to 28% on desktop and 16% on webmail. This trend towards mobile email usage is expected to continue in the coming years.
Conclusion: Email continues to be a widely used form of communication, with billions of people around the world using it on a daily basis. In the United States, email usage is nearly universal, with 90% of adults using email. While email usage is highest among younger age groups, it remains a popular form of communication among all age groups and genders. With the rise of mobile devices, email usage has shifted towards mobile, and this trend is expected to continue in the future.
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