43 percent of Millennials check their smartphone once every 20 minutes
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Did you check your smartphone in the past hour? Chances are good that you did — multiple times.
A survey performed by engineering firm KDM Engineering asked 2000 Americans about their "smartphone etiquette" habits when at work or in public with friends. Perhaps to nobody's surprise, 43 percent of millennial respondents say they check their phone at least every 20 minutes. When at work, however, this drops to 20 percent with 77 percent claiming that they check in the bathroom. The five most "urgent" notifications are texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook Messenger, and Facetime in that order.
Smartphone owners are even less bashful in public. 40 percent say have looked over a stranger's shoulder to read their text and 54 percent say have texted while driving. Interestingly, 92 percent of all respondents admit that smartphone addiction is real with 57 percent admitting to bad or annoying behavior. In short, users are generally aware about what is considered poor smartphone etiquette, but they choose to behave rudely regardless both in the workplace and in public areas.
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