Two-Thirds of Americans Take Their Smartphones to the Bathroom [Infographic]

Nearly 75 percent of those surveyed said they take their phones to the bathroom to answer email, take calls and respond to text messages.


Users with smartphones are never very far away from them — even when they’re in the bathroom. According to an infographic from The Reader’s Edge, consumers admitted to frequently using their phones in the bathroom for reading and a host of other reasons.

Seventy-five percent of Americans surveyed admitted to bringing their phones into the bathroom with them, with 24 percent of those users agreeing with the statement “I don’t go to the bathroom without my mobile phone.” However, 63 percent of survey respondents still read magazines, books and newspapers, so you’re not guaranteed to catch someone at the wrong moment if you call.

Apparently, powder room mobile users do a great deal on their phones. Sixty-seven percent of respondents answer text messages, 63 percent would take a phone call and 42 percent read their emails. Surprisingly, only 29 percent of potty posters used social media on their trips to the loo. It seems that the bathroom is a place for more important things than Twitter. In fact, 86 percent of men said they do most of their reading in the bathroom.

To find out what sort of publications restroom readers prefer, or how many people have a TV in their bathroom, view the infographic below:


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