Most American adults rely solely on wireless phones. The principal exception are those 65 and older, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. Overall 62% of US adults say they are wireless only, according to the CDC National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2020. Only 4% rely solely on landlines. Almost all of the rest have both wireless and landlines.
The percentage of wireless only adults increase from 73% to 80% and then 83% in the 18-24, 25-29, and 30-34 age groups. It then declines to 75% in 35-44 year old, to 59% in 45-64, and to 35% in 65 and over. There are much smaller differences in wireless only usage by education and income.
Wireless Only Phone Users in a 100% Stacked Bar Charts with Data Row
How I Made this Wireless Only Phone Users 100% Stacked Bar Charts
Here is the data I used to create the 100% stacked bar chart:
Here's how I made the chart:
- create a 100% stacked bar chart in PowerPoint
- copy the phone usage data from CDC National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2020 into the Mekko Graphics Data Editor
- show calculated percentage labels in all bars
- show groupings labels as data row
- add bar gaps to separate the groupings
- hide labels in smaller segments
- adjust the colors to focus attention on wireless only segments
- hide y axis and x axis line
- adjust internal chart margins