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First in Line: Early Technology Adopters Around The Globe


Technology inspires a singular passion among a certain subset of consumers: one that crosses international borders and a range of product categories. If many consumers are happy to wait until their smartphone breaks or their contract ends to secure a replacement, others are willing to camp outside in the cold winter weather just to upgrade to the latest and most powerful device. 


But who are these dedicated, highly engaged technophiles – and how can brands effectively target them? 

YouGov’s new white paper, First in Line: Early Technology Adopters Across the Globe, covers 25 markets globally and examines the demographics, behaviours, and preferences of this potentially lucrative group in six nations: France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. 


Among other things, it explores how early adopters and more mainstream consumer groups perceive 5G, smart home technology, wearables, and digital assistants in these key markets – whether they are excited, indifferent, or even concerned about these technologies.  


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