90% of Americans frequently carry cell phones with them, and this has led to some fluid changes in how we view social etiquette surrounding them.
In our always-on culture, there are some shifting social norms where our phones are involved. The Pew Research Center conducted a study on mobile etiquette, and while Americans agree overall that phones used in social settings are distracting and annoying, most still do it anyway.
Delving deeper into when and where phone use is acceptable:
But if you've never once used your phone at a meeting or at dinner, you'd be in the minority— 89% of respondents said they used their phone during their last social interaction.
Check out more of the research:
- Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette | Pew Research Center