Frequency of Checking Emails and Social Media

Aug 13, 2012

Q. How often do you check any of the following technologies?

 

At least once every 15 minutes

At least once an hour

Every few hours

At least once a day

Less often

Don’t know

Don’t use

Text messages

7%

16%

28%

27%

13%

2%

7%

Mobile phone calls

7%

16%

28%

28%

14%

2%

5%

Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

3%

10%

16%

27%

21%

*

23%

Personal e-mail

6%

13%

29%

45%

6%

*

1%

Work email

12%

14%

15%

14%

5%

*

39%

Voice mail

3%

5%

9%

15%

29%

2%

38%

 

 

Total at least once every 15 minutes

Aged 18-24

Aged 25-34

Text messages

7%

19%

11%

Mobile phone calls

7%

13%

10%

Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

3%

9%

7%

Personal e-mail

6%

10%

12%

Work email

12%

11%

22%

Voice mail

3%

1%

7%

 

 

Total at least once an hour

Aged 18-24

Aged 25-34

Text messages

23%

59%

33%

Mobile phone calls

23%

46%

34%

Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)

13%

42%

24%

Personal e-mail

19%

33%

29%

Work email

26%

30%

42%

Voice mail

8%

10%

13%

12% say they check work emails ever 15 minutes and 26% check them at least once an hour. 23% check text messages and mobile phone calls at least once an hour.

Respondents aged under 35 were by far the most frequent users of mobile phones and social media.

19% of those aged 18-24 check their text messages and 13% check their mobile phone calls at least once every 15 minutes.

22% of those aged 25-34 check their work emails at least every 15 minutes.

At least every hour, 59% of those aged 18-24 check their text messages, 46% check their mobile phone calls and 42% check social media.