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Horrifying survey shows 47% of us can’t even go one day without our smartphones

Why Are Smartphones Addictive

Forget holding up under torture  — how many of us could even go a day without using our smartphones? Tech Guru Daily directs our attention to a new study from Bank of America (PDF) showing that 47% of smartphone users say they couldn’t last more than a day without their phone and that 13% actually said that they couldn’t last for more than an hour without it.

In the same survey, Bank of America found that 51% of users checked their smartphones at least once an hour, with 35% saying that they check their phones “constantly,” which just goes to show how incredibly addictive our mobile devices have become.

The most amusing question, however, was when Bank of America asked respondents what they’d be willing to give up if someone stole their smartphone and sacrificing one of life’s pleasures was the only way to get it back. 45% said they’d give up alcohol, 34% said they’d give up chocolate and 13% said they’d give up sex.

Another disturbing find from the survey is that millennials between the ages of 18 and 24 view their smartphones as the object that’s the most important part of their daily lives, ahead of even their toothbrush and deodorant.

Check out the full survey by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.