Essential Report

Using smartphones

Jan 27, 2016

Q. Thinking about how you use your smartphone (or iPhone), do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (Based on the 878 respondents who own smartphones)

Total agree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

I check my phone while driving

20%

4%

16%

27%

51%

3%

I am anxious when I can’t check messages

28%

6%

22%

36%

33%

3%

I sometimes send messages/emails before thinking them through

28%

7%

21%

38%

31%

4%

I ignore actual conversations to check my phone

18%

3%

15%

40%

38%

4%

I check my phone before I get out of bed

45%

17%

28%

23%

30%

2%

Total agree

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I check my phone while driving

20%

21%

19%

34%

16%

4%

I am anxious when I can’t check messages

28%

27%

29%

41%

24%

12%

I sometimes send messages/emails before thinking them through

28%

30%

27%

44%

21%

11%

I ignore actual conversations to check my phone

18%

20%

16%

28%

14%

6%

I check my phone before I get out of bed

45%

41%

49%

70%

37%

16%

45% check their smartphone before they get out of bed, 28% say they are anxious when they can’t check messages and 28% sometimes send messages/emails before thinking. Younger people are much more likely to do these things than older people. 70% of those aged 18-34 check their phone before they get out of bed, 44% send messages/emails without thinking and 41% say they are anxious when they can’t check messages.

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