Members of Congress much prefer Apple and BlackBerry smartphones to Android phones, according to a survey from the Hill.
Of the 102 lawmakers’ offices that responded, just nine percent said they use Android phones. That compares with 71 percent using iPhones and 28 percent who choose BlackBerry. Many of the respondents said they use multiple phones and in several cases indicated they have a flip phone in addition to their smartphone.
The survey also revealed that among the tablet-using members of Congress who responded, an overwhelming 95 percent pick up the iPad.
As the report points out, the smartphone numbers among federal legislators don’t match up with the rest of the nation. In Comscore’s latest smartphone market share report, Android rules with 51.5 percent, Apple trails with 42.4 percent and BlackBerry is left with only 2.3 percent.