U.S. Survey: longest amount of time without using a wireless mobile device 2012

This survey illustrates the longest amount of time wireless mobile technology consumers think they would be able to go without using their wireless mobile device. Responses are shown from U.S. survey participants and the average for all participants globally. In 2012, 11 percent of smartphone owners in the United States said that the longest amount of time they would go without using their wireless mobile device was one hour.

What is the longest amount of time you think you would go without using your wireless mobile device?

AllUnited States
One hour24%11%
Several hours39%34%
One day22%29%
One week11%19%
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Release date

August 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 29 to July 28, 2012

Number of respondents

4,700*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Wireless mobile technology consumers including a small sample of elites**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The global online survey was conducted with 4,700 respondents in 7 countries. Part of the sample in each country included 'elites'. Sample sizes were as follows; The United States (n=1,000, elites: n=100), Brazil (n=500, elites: n=100), China (n=500, elites: n=100), India (n=500, elites: n=100), Indonesia (n=500, elites: n=100), Korea (n=500, elites: n=100), and the United Kingdom (n=500, elites: n=100). An identical survey was administered by telephone in South Africa with 300 respondents, 50 of which were classed as elites.

** Classification of elites: high income/wealth, highly educated, regularly follow current events.

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