More than one-half (56%) of US consumers who have made at least one purchase using their smartphone have done so in response to a marketing message delivered via mobile email, according to a survey from ExactTarget.

Among smartphone owners surveyed, text messaging is the next-most effective mobile purchase trigger (41%), followed by Facebook (35%) and shopping-related apps (e.g., apps specific to Amazon, eBay, Groupon, etc.) (32%).

Below, additional findings from ExactTarget's report titled, "Mobile Dependence," based on a survey of more than 1,500 US consumers.

Overall, some 16% of smartphone owners say they have complete at least one purchase as a direct result of a marketing message they received on their smartphone.

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