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Americans have an email “problem”

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:51PM EST

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According to a recent survey administered by the reputable folks over at AOL, Americans are by and large addicted to their email. No way?!? The survey revealed a number of rather disturbing interesting figures:

  • 59% of Americans check their email in bed
  • 53% of Americans have checked their email in the bathroom
  • 37% of Americans check their email while they drive
  • 43% check email first thing in the morning
  • 83% check email while on vacation
  • Average users check their email at least 5 times a day

What’s so strange about those figures and habits? We honestly have no idea. Finally, the survey identified the top 10 most email-addicted cities. Think you’re among friends? Hit the jump to find out if you live in one of the offending locales.


  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. New York, NY (Sorry, BG)
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Houston, TX
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Orlando, FL
  9. Miami, FL
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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.


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