Today’s Essential Report reveals that while smartphones may have become ubiquitous, they are pushing many Australians to indulge in obsessive and sometimes dangerous behaviours.

 

The report shows nearly half of Australian’s check their phone before they get out of bed, while more than one quarter experience anxiety and one in five admit to checking their phone while driving.

 

Essential Media Communications Director, Peter Lewis has explained to David Wood  the findings were much higher for younger people, with 70 per cent of those aged 18-24 checking their phone every morning.

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The survey asked Australia’s to think about how they use their smartphone, 28 per cent say they are anxious when they can’t check messages and a further 28 per cent admit they sometimes send messages/emails before thinking.

 

A summary of findings :

·       45 per cent of Australians check their phone before they get out of bed (Women 49% and Men 41%);

·       70 per cent of those aged 18-24 check their phone before they get out of bed;

·       28 per cent of Australians are anxious when they can’t check messages (Aged 18-24 slightly higher at 41%);

·       28 per cent of Australians sometimes send messages/emails before thinking them through (Aged 18-24 slightly higher at 41%);

·       18 per cent of Australians ignore actual conversations to check their phone;

·       20 per cent of Australians check their phone while driving.

 

 

For a full copy of this and previous Essential Reports please visit: www.essentialvision.com.au.