Smartphone Usage Addiction In Numbers, The U.S. Edition

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It’s not exactly a secret that people spend too much time on their phones, and it’s always interesting to check out some stats. This time around, we’re focusing on the U.S., as smartphone addiction has been shown in numbers.

This survey is based on a sample of 1,000 Americans aged 18+

This report comes from Reviews.org, and it shares some interesting numbers. The survey is based on 1,000 Americans aged 18 and older. First and foremost, let’s just say that, on average, Americans check their phones 262 times a day. That essentially means that you’re doing it once every 5.5 minutes.

On average, Americans spend 3 hours and 19 minutes on their phones, including around 50 minutes before bed. A whopping 80-percent of them check their phones within the first 10 minutes of waking up. What’s even more interesting is that 52-percent of them have never gone longer than 24 hours without their phone.


Smartphone addiction is obvious from these numbers, at least in the U.S.

If you thought those numbers are interesting, we’re only getting started. 43-percent of Americans claim that their phone is their most valuable possession. 83-percent of them feel uneasy leaving their phone at home, and 54-percent panic when their cell phone battery goes below 20-percent.

Not many people use alarm clocks anymore, it seems, at least not dedicated ones. 83-percent of Americans use their phone as an alarm clock, while a whopping 62-percent say they sleep with their phone at night.

What’s concerning is that 40-percent of them from the given survey use or look at their phone while driving. One of the questions asked included bathroom habits, of course. It’s not exactly all that surprising, but 70-percent of Americans from the given sample use their phone on the toilet.


Check out the image below for some additional tidbits that are quite interesting. If you’d like to check out the full report, click here.

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