Gallup recently found that 58% of Americans believe they are using their smartphone. “too much.”The survey found that every age group has raised concerns over the amount of time spent on their smartphones, regardless of whether they are using it for streaming video or work.
A recently released Gallup poll reveals that 58 percent of U.S. adults believe they’re using their smartphones “too much,”This is a significant increase on the 39% recorded in 2015. All ages are more concerned about their smartphone use.
This poll shows that not only younger people are concerned about phone use, but all age groups.
In 2015, this sentiment was strong and age-contingent. However, it is now more common for all ages to voice concern. This belief is not just prevalent among 20-year olds. Smartphone users between the ages of 30 and 49 (74%) say that they use their phones too often. This compares to 47% among those aged 50-64 and 30% for those aged 65 or older.
Similar to 2015, adults believe they are using too many smartphones, and 60% of females now agree with this statement, as well as 56% of males.
These latest results are based on a web survey that was self-administered and surveyed over 30,000 adults in the United States between January 2022 to February 2022. 97% of respondents to the survey stated they had a smartphone. That’s an increase over the 81% who took part in the 2015 poll.
Although most adults think they are using their phone too often, two thirds say that it has made their lives easier. It has improved the quality of their lives by 21 percent. “a lot”You can get better than 44% “a little” better. This decrease is from 72 per cent who were able to see a net advantage in 2015.
Twelve percent of respondents say smartphones make their lives worse, double that rate in 2015. Another key finding from the poll is:
- The statement is supported by half of Americans. “I can’t imagine my life without my smartphone,”The situation is essentially the same as it was seven years ago, when 47% of respondents were included.
- The percentage saying they would feel anxious if they lost their phone for a day — a potential marker of smartphone addiction — has held steady at 44% today versus 42% in 2015.
- Over eighty-three percent of adults (83%) agree with the 2015 rate (82%), and say that they have their phone near them nearly all day.
Here’s the Gallup Poll.
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