Roughly One-Third of Tablet Owners are Shopaholics, Survey Finds

Online shopping is one of the many things made more convenient with a tablet, which allows owners to sit back on their couch or recliner, or sunbathe by the pool and surf the Web's many e-commerce destinations. And as it turns out, nearly two-thirds of tablet owners find that online shopping is their favorite activity.

That figure comes from a survey conducted by, which obviously has a vested interested in e-commerce. According to the survey, one-in-five (20 percent) of U.S. adults own and use a tablet, with adults between the ages of 35 and 44 representing the highest instances of tablet ownership. Among them, 32 percent said their favorite activity is to shop online.

Amazon Kindle Fire

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Sure, it's a self-serving survey, and you always have to take these thihngs with a grain of salt, but it's not terribly surprising that tablet owners like to shop. In fact, Amazon built its Kindle Fire device with that very concept in mind, tethering the tablet to its online ecosystem and even (reportedly) selling devices at a loss (early on), knowing it would more than make up the difference in online sales.