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Americans are more connected than ever-here's how much time people spend on their phones and how it's changed

Americans spend an average of four hours looking at their cellphones every day, checking them at least 144 times a day, a 2023 survey found.

In today's world, communication is wireless, connected, always on, instant, and high fidelity. The smartphone has become so much more capable than anyone imagined at its invention; it's now our bank teller, research assistant, video game device, health monitor, and then some. More than 4 in 5 Americans (85%) own a smartphone now, up from 35% in 2011, per Pew Research Center survey data.

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