Hugh: New Study Finds The Average Person Checks Their Phone 96 Times a Day

Published on September 30th, 2021 @ 6:20 PM


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We all know how hard it can be to put down our phones sometimes, but just how attached to them are we? A new survey found that it’s a lot, showing that Americans check their phone some 96 times a day, or once every 10 minutes, according to global tech care company Asurion. That a 20 percent jump from a similar survey just two years ago. Additionally, 18- to 24-year-olds check their phones twice as much as the national average. At the same time, Asurion said some 50 percent of Americans are trying to use their phones less. But is all this phone use really a problem? Not necessarily. John Grohol, founder of online mental health resource Psych Central, says, “What we look for is that it’s having a significant negative impact on their ability to do things they do normally every day, like going to work and school, and being able to have a positive relationship in their life . . . The disorder really happens when the person feels like it’s interfering with their everyday life.”

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