How Addicted Are We To Our Phones?
Have you heard the term "phubbed" before? That's when you're so focused on your phone (hand-held computers), you ignore someone or don't hear them.
Has your significant other ever “phubbed you”? Or have you "phubbed" them?
A third of people in a recent survey (in the UK) said that yes, phubbing is something they've dealt with in their relationship before. Here are seven stats that show how addicted we are to our phones these days.
- 49% of people say they'd pay more attention to what was going on around them if they didn't have their phone. 20% say they wouldn't.
- Would you focus better in general without your phone? 43% said yes, 24% said no.
- Would you feel anxious, because you wouldn't be able to instantly communicate with people? 44% said they would.
- Would you feel any sense of RELIEF if you didn't have your phone for the day? Only 29% said yes . . . 34% said no . . . and 37% weren't sure.
- Would you feel weird without your phone, because you wouldn't know what to do? 22% said that yes, they would.
- How often do you leave the house without your phone? 67% said rarely or never . . . 22% said every now and then . . . only 8% said regularly . . . and 2% said they never take their cell phone anywhere.
- When you're at home and walk to a different room, do you usually bring your phone with you? That one was 50/50. Half of people said yes, and half said no.