Q. How appropriate are the following examples of mobile phone etiquette?
|NET: Appropriate||NET: Inappropriate||Always appropriate||Usually appropriate||Sometimes appropriate||Rarely appropriate||Never appropriate|
|Having video calls in public place (e.g. cafe or public transport)||13%||64%||4%||9%||23%||28%||36%|
|Texting or watching movies while walking along the street||12%||69%||4%||8%||19%||23%||46%|
|Checking messages while in a conversation with another person||10%||69%||4%||6%||21%||28%||41%|
|Having phone conversations on speaker in a public place (e.g. cafe or public transport)||10%||73%||4%||7%||16%||23%||50%|
|Using speakers rather than headphones in public||10%||77%||4%||6%||13%||25%||52%|
|Having video calls in public place (e.g. cafe or public transport)||64%||59%||69%||43%||60%||86%|
|Texting or watching movies while walking along the street||69%||64%||74%||48%||67%||90%|
|Checking messages while in a conversation with another person||69%||63%||75%||51%||66%||88%|
|Having phone conversations on speaker in a public place (e.g. cafe or public transport)||73%||68%||78%||60%||70%||87%|
|Using speakers rather than headphones in public||77%||74%||80%||67%||77%||86%|
- Over half of people (52%) say it’s never appropriate to use speakers, rather than headphones in public, with another quarter (25%) saying it’s rarely appropriate.
- Having a video call is seen to be the least inappropriate activity (36%), but still just 4% say this activity was always appropriate and 9% say it is usually appropriate.
- Women and people over 55 years old are more likely to say each of the activities is never appropriate compared to men and those aged 18-34.
- Non-capital city residents are more likely to say that having video calls in public place (43%), checking messages while in a conversation with another person (48%), and texting or watching movies while walking along the street (53%) are ‘never appropriate’ than their capital city compatriots (32%, 38% and 43% respectively).
- However not using headphones (either for calls or using media) is just as inappropriate for capital and non-capital residents.
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