- Cell phone ownership among adults now exceeds 90% (56% of which are smartphones).
- 41% of cell phone owners said they turned to their phones to fill in free time.
- Some 28% of cell owners at that time admitted that they didn’t drive as safely as they should.
- “Many people constantly check their phones; keep them by their bedside; think their phones make life better because they connect with pals more often; think their phones make life easier to plan; and think their phones make them more productive.”
Summary: Nowadays, adults are making significant strides towards equalling teenage cell phone usage. 91 percent of adults are on board, although this may have negative consequences.
- “Ever notice how people are glued to their mobile phones, like they’ve forgotten to put them down? Well, it’s worse than you thought.”
- “People are using their mobile phones at what polite company might consider the most inappropriate places.”
- 72% of people say that they are within 5 feet of their phones most of the time.
- About 55% used their phones while driving, even with all the warnings of how talking or texting while driving can be dangerous.
- A full third (33.3%) used their phones during a dinner date.
- Even though mixing electronics and water is usually a bad idea, 12% used their phones in the shower.
- 19% have used their phones in a place of worship, suggesting that the officiating person might try texting that sermon.
Summary: This article focuses on examples of inappropriate places people will use their phones. It is quite alarming that the level of dependence is so high.