According to the National Bureau of Economic Research in the US, the presence of the iPhone speaks of the welfare of the owner of the smartphone. This conclusion was drawn on the basis of studying several groups on the following grounds: income, education, gender, race and political ideology, – report economists at the University of Chicago Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenitsa.
Specialists noted that no brand stands out in everyday life the way a smartphone from Apple does. “Over the years, according to our data, no brand was an indicator that a person has a high income since this happened with the iPhone,” the study said.
Further, the document explains that the presence of the iPhone with a 69.1 percent chance indicates a high income of its owner.
After the smartphone from Apple, the main indicator is the tablet company – iPad, in this case, the chance is 66.9 percent. For comparison, the presence of the device on Android speaks for well-being in 59.5 percent of cases.
It is worth noting that the study was conducted on the basis of data from 2016 and the current situation may differ.
iPhone is named the most popular sign of high incomes