Nielsen: 44% of U.S. kids 6-12 want an iPad for Christmas by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine November 17, 2011, 6:30 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons The iPod touch (30%) and iPhone (27%) came in second and third in the 2011 wish list Click to enlarge. Source: Nielsen Apple’s AAPL iPad topped a new Nielsen survey of the most desired electronics products among young Americans this holiday season. Among kids 6-12, Apple scored a hat trick, with the iPad (44%) first, the iPod touch (30%) second and the iPhone (27%) third. In a similar survey last year, the iPad came in first at 31% and a generic “computer” was No. 2 at 29% The teenagers surveyed had somewhat broader interests. The iPad was their No. 1 choice at 24% (up from 18% last year), but computers, e-readers, TV sets, non-Apple tablets and Blu-Ray players scored higher than the iPhone at 15%, perhaps because so many of them already have one. For more detail, see the Nielsen Wire here. Below: The results for ages 13 and up.