We’ll spend almost a decade on our phones

The survey found that millennials (born 1981-1996) spend almost a quarter of their waking lives on their phones, taking up 23.1% of their day.

That figure drops to 16.5% for Generation X (born 1965- 1980) and is even lower for Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), with 9.9% of their waking hours spent scrolling.

In the study, researchers also calculated the average number of hours a day we spend on our phones, which also varied heavily between generations… More here.

Big numbers!

1 thought on “We’ll spend almost a decade on our phones

  1. I’m confused. On the one hand they give a percentage of waking hours on the phones. On the other, they give a number of screen time hours. Do they consider playing music, for example, different from screen time?

    Regardless, I’m not surprised at those numbers. I’ll bet that for current teenagers the numbers are even higher.

    I wonder when the study was done. I’ll bet phone usage has increased over the past year.

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