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Americans have an email “problem”

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jul 27th, 2007 11:26AM EDT

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

Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.