STUDY: Americans check their phones 47 times per day

Published: Nov. 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM EST
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A recent study released by Deloitte detailed the phone habits of the average American.

It found that most Americans use their phones on a daily basis and check them 47 times per day. They might check phones while performing any number of activities, such as crossing the street.

According to Deloitte, 44 percent of Americans check their cell phones while crossing the street. However, that's not as high a percentage as those who check their phones while talking to family or friends, which is 85 percent.

59 percent look at their phones while driving, 54 percent while in a business meeting, 81 percent while at restaurants and 89 percent check their phones while watching TV.

With technology becoming more prevalent in society, it's not surprising that the most heavy phone users are young adults. Those aged 18 to 24 check their devices 86 times per day.

However, if you're feeling anxious about the amount of time your friends and family spend looking at their phones, there is a bright side.

Though people may be checking their devices, on average, 47 times per day, Deloitte reports that almost half of the people surveyed for the report said they were trying to limit phone usage.