Americans use their smartphones ANYWHERE—-NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE. The “Smartphone Secrets” survey of 1,152 Americans 18 and over found—-
*PLACES OF WORSHIP—– 48% of smartphone owners confess using their devices in a place of worship
*IN THE BEDROOM—–77% of smartphone owners openly use their phones while in bed with someone else
*ON A DATE——–28% while on a date with a significant other
*IN THE BATHROOM—– 75% use in public restrooms
Other social behaviors are also revealed. Thirty-five percent (35%) of smartphone users admit to using their devices to avoid talking to someone. Thirty-three percent (33%)use their smartphones to appear busy while alone in a restaurant or bar. Nearly one-half (48%) rely on their devices to take funny or shocking photos, while 36% take “selfies”. Anytime or anyplace for smartphones.
Employers are looking beyond technical skills and education when hiring. Personality is now playing a greater role. Eighty-eight percent(88%) of employers are looking for a “cultural fit“. A 2013 survey conducted by Universum, a Stockholm branding company that annually surveys over 400,000 students and professionals worldwide on jobs-related issues, found professionalism (86%), high-energy (78%), and confidence (61%) are the top three traits employers look for in new hires.Other traits include: self-monitoring (58%), intellectual curiosity (57%), authenticity(48%), and conscientiousness(48%).
Smartphone users who check these apps “first thing in the morning“——
Financial News 12%
New York smartphone owners lead the way when it comes to checking apps. Ninety-two percent (92%) use their smartphones to load a mobile app, followed by Philadelphia (89%), Boston (88%), Atlanta (86%), Chicago (85%), Washington, D.C. (80%).
Source: A survey conducted by Harris Interactive of 2,036 adults in August 2013 .