Americans Are Addicted to Email

Definitely, Americans have become addicted to email. Are you one of them? If you are, you are not alone. 62% of people check work email on the weekends, and 59% check email from the bathroom, up from 53% last year.

AOL Mail, in partnership with Beta Research, conducted an online email addiction survey of 4,000 e-mail users.

Here are some findings:

- 62% of people check work email on the weekends
- 19% choose vacation spots with access to email
- 55% of mobile email users upgraded to a new phone just to get email
- 59% check email from the bathroom

People today check their email:

- In bed in their pajamas: 67%
- From the bathroom: 59%
- While driving: 50%
- In a bar or club: 39%
- In a business meeting: 38%
- During happy hour: 34%
- While on a date: 25%
- From church: 15%

Of those surveyed, 60% said they've never gone more than 5 days without checking e-mail and 17% can't go more than one day without e-mail. They're so hooked that 11% have even hidden the fact that they're checking email from a spouse or family member.

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