Members of the U.S. House of Representatives prefer Apple's iPhone more than competitor Blackberry by over twice as much. According to a survey conducted by Meet the Press, 58 percent of the House uses an iPhone, compared to 23 percent who use a Blackberry.
The iPhone also maintains wide bipartisan support and is the runaway favorite between both sides: 61 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of Democrats.
This follows news Friday from both of the tech companies: Blackberry announced they will cut 40 percent of their workforce following a nearly $1 billion quarterly loss and Apple, which controls about 43 percent of the U.S. smartphone market according to data from consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel, launched two new iPhone models.
Android, Google's mobile operating system that owns 51 percent of U.S. the smartphone market, is used by only 4 percent of the House.
NOTE: THIS SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 6- SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 THROUGH CALLS AND EMAILS TO EVERY CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE. MEET THE PRESS RECEIVED RESPONSES FROM 88 PERCENT OF HOUSE MEMBERS -12 PERCENT (51 MEMBERS) DECLINED TO PARTICIPATE OR DID NOT RESPOND.
First published September 22 2013, 7:30 AM