PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study has found that four out of five people check their smarthphones within the first 15 minutes of waking up.
The study surveyed over 7,000 people between the ages of 18 and 44 who own iPhones or Android smartphones.READ MORE: Disgruntled Bar Patron Opens Fire Into Northeast Philadelphia Bar Killing 21-Year-Old Woman: Police
According to a study done by IDC Research, sponsored by Facebook, 80 percent of all respondents reach for their phone within the first 15 minutes of waking.
Of that 80 percent, 62 percent reach for the phone immediately after waking while 44 percent reach for it to use as an alarm clock, according to results.READ MORE: Police Hope Surveillance Video Will Help Solve Deadly Shooting In Philadelphia's Oak Lane Section
The study also found that 84 percent of people are spending most of their time texting, emailing and on social media versus actual phone calls and that people keep their smartphones on or near them for all but two hours while they are awake.
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