A new survey found that we check their phones 96 times a day – or, once every 10 minutes. That’s up 20% from last year – despite the fact that people say they are trying to disconnect more. Oh, and according to the survey, 18- to 24-year-olds check their phones twice as much as the national average.
96 times a day sounds like a lot when you say it, but we’re probably checking out phones a lot more than that.
Here’s another interesting finding from the survey… Texting is now the preferred form of phone communication – even for Baby Boomers! Yep, Baby Boomers are seven times more likely to text someone than talk in person and twice as likely to send a text rather than make a phone call.