If you thought certain places were off limits to use your mobile phone… think again. According to our new study, released today and conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans use smartphones just about everywhere, even in the most compromising (ahem) situations: during sex (9%), in the shower (12%), and even while at church (19%).
The 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study tells us one very big thing: we can’t part from our most treasured devices. In fact, nearly three in four Americans (72%) say they’re within five feet of their smartphones the majority of the time. So although some of us may think these places are inappropriate for mobile phone usage, a number of Americans still embrace their phones in the following places: In a movie theater (35%), during a dinner date (33%), and at a child’s or school function (32%).
It’s no wonder people in relationships feel like their phones are cramping their love life – 12% of respondents in a relationship said they believe their smart phone gets in the way of that relationship.
Stay tuned for more findings from the Mobile Consumer Habits study, which reveal Americans’ concerns over losing their smartphone, and how many people are snooping on someone else’s device.