Canadians not as fixated with phones as other nations

by Andrew Roach on May 30, 2013

With the digital boom now in full swing, it means that everyone across the world is now addicted to their smartphones and tablets.

But a new survey has found that Canadians are the most likely to shut down their phones or leave them on standby.

It was revealed that just over half of all Canadians didn’t close their phones which were much lower than other global superpowers such as China and Russia.

Canada was just one of 24 countries that participated in the Ipsos survey which looked at how much many of the leading nations in the world use their smartphones on a daily basis.

In the survey, Canada turned out to be the least addicted to their mobile phones as only 55% of people didn’t shut down their phones on a regular basis.

Only Saudi Arabia shared the same score as Canada in the survey which is surprising considering the strength and growth of the domestic tech market in recent years.

On the reverse side, European and Asian countries were found to be the most addicted to their screens with Russia topping the survey at 84%.

Alongside that, 80% of users in China never shut their phones down showing the growing differences in how smartphones are used across the world.

One particular point of the survey is that many Canadians would regularly shut their phone down as 20% of all participants said they switched it off a lot of the time.

This was one of the highest figures in the survey with just 1% of Russians and 3% of Chinese users doing the same thing.

Despite that, the majority of Canadians admitted that they only switch their phones off occasionally with 41% of all answers saying that they rarely switch their mobile devices off.

Considering that mobile phone use has grown steadily in Canada over the last few years, it’s no surprise that more and more people are sticking with their smartphone.

Even though the usage rates aren’t as high as other developed countries, don’t be surprised to see more and more Canadians getting addicted to their smartphones and other mobile devices as the industry continue to advance.

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