American Growing Smartphone Addiction

American Growing Smartphone Addiction

According to a recent Gallup report, 81 percent of American smartphone owners keep their device with them nearly all the time and they don’t just carry it around. 72 percent of the respondents claim to check their smartphone at least once an hour, most of them several times. Especially young Americans can hardly keep their eyes away from their phone screen. 22 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds glimpse at their phone every few minutes and another 51 percent do so several times an hour.

Smartphones have taken over our lives

Smartphones have taken over our lives

Interestingly, most smartphone users don’t seem to consider their device usage excessive. 61 percent of the respondents claim to use their own device less frequently than the people around them – a misperception that is not entirely unlike addict behavior.