Study Shows Many Americans Suffer from E-mail Addiction

According to AOL Mail’s fourth annual E-mail Addiction Survey, 46% of e-mail users report being hooked on the medium. In case you needed any confirmation, the survey reveals that people really do check their e-mail at all hours of the day and from every place imaginable. Some even hide their e-mail addiction from their family. Among the findings:

• 23% said they check their e-mail as soon as they wake up, followed by right when they get home from work (11%) and right after dinner (9%);
• 60% said they’ve never gone more than five days without checking e-mail and 17% can’t go more than one day without e-mail;
• E-mail is on people’s minds even on weekends and vacation; 62% of at-work e-mail users said they check their work e-mail over a typical weekend, and 19% check e-mail five or more times in a weekend. 28% said they feel obligated to check work e-mail while on vacation, and 19% choose vacation spots with e-mail access;
• 41% of mobile e-mail users said they keep their cell phones near them when they sleep so they can hear when a new e-mail comes in.

Source: AOL Mail

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