The “All American” modern love affair is a commonality we all have… and it’s with our phones. Yes, our phones.
The statistics of a recent study with reviews.org demonstrates a huge dependency on our cell phones.
The survey was conducted through an anonymous group of 500 men and women, 18 years or older. This group of individuals were asked a variety of questions that give us an insight into just how much we love our phones.
These were the results:
- 65.7% of people sleep with their phones at night
- 45% of individuals would rather give up sex than give up their cell phones for a year
- 32% of people say they spend more of their free time on their cell phones, than with their partners
- 79.5% use their phone as an alarm clock.
- 87.8% feel uneasy leaving their phone at home.
- 55.4% use or look at their phone while driving.
- 75.4% consider themselves addicted to their phones.
- 65.6% check their phones up to 160 times per day.
- 57.4% say they use their phone on dates.
- 64.2% have texted someone in the same room as them.
- 60.6% have upgraded their phone in the last year.
- 7.4% said they “always” use or look at their phone while driving.
- 48% said they “sometimes” use or look at their phone while driving.
- 35.2% said they “never” use or look at their phone while driving.
- 9.4% said they “don’t drive.”
- 24.6% said they consider themselves “not at all” addicted to their phone.
- 56.4% said they consider themselves “somewhat” addicted to their phone.
- 19% said they consider themselves “very” addicted to their phone.
- 17.3% of parents said they spend more time on their phones than with their children.
- The average price an American would have to be paid to trade-in their current phone for a flip phone without “smart” features is $2,150.20.
- 36% said they would be willing to go without their phone for “one week or less” if it meant they could erase all of their debt.
- 58% reported that they spend over three hours on their phone each day.
- 45% said the private information on their phones (photos, contact information, text messages, apps, etc.) was worth less than $500 to them.
Modern technology has definitely transformed the world. whether it’s for better or worse… our “vows”, you could say, to our phones are pretty solid, and here to stay. This study proves this to be true.
In the end, a relationship with our phones could potentially be a dangerous one… While taking control and maintaining discipline and balance in your life, the power to choose when to engage in our phone-in-hand interactions are your to make.
Potentially, your own decisions are essential to not allowing this phone love affair to completely run yourself off the road.