To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ''People use social media, text and emails as an excuse not to pick up the phone''?

Effects of modern communication methods on telephoning in the UK 2014, survey This survey shows to what extent adults agreed or disagreed that people used social media, text and emails as an excuse not to pick up the phone in the United Kingdom (UK) in November 2014. Over 60 percent of the respondents said they felt people avoided answering the phone and using social media, text and emails as an excuse.
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Share of respondents
Strongly agree32%
Tend to agree36%
Tend to disagree19%
Strongly disagree10%
Don't know2%
Share of respondents
Strongly agree32%
Tend to agree36%
Tend to disagree19%
Strongly disagree10%
Don't know2%
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This survey shows to what extent adults agreed or disagreed that people used social media, text and emails as an excuse not to pick up the phone in the United Kingdom (UK) in November 2014. Over 60 percent of the respondents said they felt people avoided answering the phone and using social media, text and emails as an excuse.
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Release date
December 2014
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
November 21 to 30, 2014
Number of respondents
2,009 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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