Canadians keep their smartphones close

If you can't bear to let your smartphone out of your sight for even a few minutes, you're not alone.

Almost half of those surveyed keep phones within reach almost 24/7

About 42 per cent of the respondents in the survey, conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers, said they keep their phone within reach for 90 to 100 per cent of the day. (CBC)

If you can't bear to let your smartphone out of your sight for even a few minutes, you're not alone.

According to the results of a recently released online poll, almost half of Canadian smartphone owners said they keep their device with them pretty much 24/7.

About 42 per cent of the respondents in the survey, conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers, said they keep their phone within reach for 90 to 100 per cent of the day.

The average response was 70 per cent of the day, or almost 17 hours.

And when people said they took their phone everywhere, it seems they meant it.

Only one in four respondents said they never take their phone into the washroom, while a similar number said they do so all the time or often.

Three in four respondents between 16 and 44 said they do it all the time or often.

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