Anxiety about Checking Emails and Social Media

Aug 13, 2012

Q. If you can’t check the following every 15 minutes do you get anxious?

 

Total

Aged

18-24

Aged

25-34

Text messages

9%

18%

15%

Mobile phone calls

8%

11%

16%

Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

6%

8%

13%

Personal e-mail

7%

6%

15%

Work email

8%

6%

14%

Voice mail

4%

11%

9% say they get anxious if they can’t check their text messages every 15 minutes and 8% get anxious about mobile phone calls and work emails.

18% of those aged 18-24 get anxious about checking text messages every 15 minutes but are less concerned about social media and emails.

More than one in ten people aged 25-34 get anxious about checking each media every 15 minutes – especially mobile phone calls (16%), text messages (15%) and personal emails (15%).