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Are You One of the xx% of the “Overly Connected” Smartphone Users?

July 20, 2022

A recent Gallup report shares that half of Americans agree with the statement, "I can't imagine my life without my smartphone." Shocker? Not so much.

U.S. adults saying they use their smartphone "too much" have increased markedly in recent years, rising from 39% when Gallup last asked this in 2015 to 58% today.

Just over eight in 10 adults (83%) say they keep their smartphone near them almost all the time during their waking hours. The percentage saying they would feel anxious if they lost their phone for a day—a potential marker of smartphone addiction—has held steady at 44% today versus 42% in 2015.

Those who reveal they snuggle with their smartphone at night? More than 70% keep their smartphone near them at night while they sleep. And over 60% say they check their smartphone as soon as they wake up in the morning.

The survey results are clear. Smartphones and humans may not be the best bedfellow.

Source: https://news.gallup.com/poll/393785/americans-close-wary-bond-smartphone.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=morelink&utm_campaign=syndication

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