Finding Balance in a Wired World
How Often Do You Check Your Smartphone?
Based on the results, 76 percent of respondents say they check their smartphones at least once an hour. Of those, almost half sneak a peekevery 15 minutes (or even more frequently).
What is Your Primary Means of Communication With Your…
Respondents have specific ways of communicating with different people in their lives.
Does Anyone Complain That You're on Your Devices Too Much?
Sixty-four percent say no one ever complained.
Where Do You Keep Your Smartphone During Dinner?
Fifty-six percent of women keep their smartphones near enough to hear during dinner. Another 12 percent actually set them on the table.
Where Do You Keep Your Smartphone While Sleeping?
Forty-seven percent keep their smartphones on their nightstands so they can check them first thing in the morning. Five percent sleep with their phones in their beds.
Where is the Most Questionable Place You've Checked Your Smartphone?
Women use their devices in some questionable spots. Thirty-nine percent look at their phones in the bathroom. One respondent admits: "I bought a waterproof case so I could check my news feeds in the shower."
Have You Ever Texted While Driving?
Three in four women admit they've texted while driving. Thirty-nine percent say they wait for a red light to text.
Would You Rather Lose Your Smartphone or Get a Bad Haircut?
Fifty-one percent say they'd rather lose their smartphone.
Would You Rather Go a Month Without Your Smartphone or a Month Without Your BFF?
Sixty-six percent would prefer being without their phones for a month than without their best friends. (Apparently "Girls' Night Out" is more satisfying than a roll in the hay.)
Would You Rather Go a Month Without Your Smartphone or a Month Without Sex?
Almost half of respondents say they would rather go without sex for a month than without their smartphones.
Have You Lost Touch With Friends or Family Because They're Not on Social Media?
Sixty-seven percent say they haven't lost touch with friends and family.
Have You Ever Taken Yourself off Facebook, Twitter, or Another Social-Media Platform?
Eighty percent have considered taking themselves off Facebook, Twitter, or another social-media platform at some point, and 41 percent of those have gone through with it. Why? Here's what we heard:
"Too much drama"
"I didn't care about hearing other people's random thoughts."
"I gave it up for Lent."
"#Too many darn #hashtags were driving me #crazy!"
"It was making me jealous of others, and I was trying to make them jealous of me."
Overall, How Has Social Media Affected Your Relationships With Close Friends?
While 39 percent say there has been no major impact, a few admit their online personalities make them like friends less.
How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Think That You Lose a Week Because You're Staying Up Late to Be Online?
More than half of respondents say they don't lose a minute of shut-eye.
If You Could Use Only One Social-Media Platform, Which Would it Be?
How do you "like" that? When forced to choose just one social-media platform, 57 percent picked Facebook.
How Has Social Media Changed Your Life?
Less boring. More convenient. More frivolous. Here's a round-up of ways social media has been life-changing.
When Using Social Media, You Feel...
A mix of emotions. See the chart at left.
Are You Addicted to Your Digital Devices?
After all this, 74 percent of respondents say they are not addicted to their digital devices. (Denial?)
Would Family or Friends Describe You as Addicted to Your Devices?
Again, the majority say that their family and close friends wouldn't call them addicted to their devices.
If You Could Go Back to the Pre-Internet Era, Would You?
Despite mixed emotions, few women long for the good old days.