NW Poll

Cell Phone Usage

Wednesday, September 18, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance

According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance NW Poll, about half (52%) of residents across Washington and Oregon believe they spend too much time scrolling, tapping and swiping. But almost three out of four (70%) say they haven’t taken any steps to limit their mobile phone use. How about you? Are you taking any steps to curb your phone use?

Please think about all the mobile phones you use, whether for work or for personal reasons. How many mobile phones do you use?

TotalOR
1235600Total
22None
8484One
1212Two
22Three or more

Please think about all the mobile phones you use, whether for work or for personal reasons. How many mobile phones do you use?

Oregon
MalesFemales
32None
7889One
189Two or more

Please think about all the mobile phones you use, whether for work or for personal reasons. How many mobile phones do you use?

Oregon
< 5555 +
24None
8291One
105Two or more

Which of these things do you primarily use any of your mobile phones for?

TotalOR
1205586Mobile phone users
7272Personal communications
1211Social Media
66Work communications
44Playing games
22Photography
44Other
01Don’t know

Which of these things do you primarily use any of your mobile phones for?

Oregon
< 3535 +
5879Personal communications
215Social Media
85Work communications
73Playing games
22Photography
35Other

Thinking about your use in the past year or so – whether for business or personal reasons – how do you feel about the amount of time you spend on a mobile phone?

TotalOR
1205586Mobile phone users
2018I spend way too much time on a mobile phone
3231I spend a little more time than I’d like
3133About the right amount of time
78Not too much time
98Very little time
12Don’t know

Thinking about your use in the past year or so – whether for business or personal reasons – how do you feel about the amount of time you spend on a mobile phone?

Oregon
< 5555 +
227I spend way too much time on a mobile phone
3812I spend a little more time than I’d like
2847About the right amount of time
713Not too much time
420Very little time
11Don’t know

How concerned are you about the amount of time you spend using or looking at any of your mobile phones?

TotalOR
1205586Mobile phone users
85Extremely concerned
89Very concerned
2727Somewhat concerned
3133Not too concerned
2525Not at all concerned
11Don’t know

How concerned are you about the amount of time you spend using or looking at any of your mobile phones?

Oregon
< 5555 +
71Extremely concerned
113Very concerned
3114Somewhat concerned
3431Not too concerned
1651Not at all concerned
10Don’t know

In the past year or so, have you taken any steps to limit your mobile phone use?

TotalOR
1205586Mobile phone users
2825Yes
7073No
22Don’t know

In the past year or so, have you taken any steps to limit your mobile phone use?

Oregon
< 5555 +
317Yes
6692No
31Don’t know

In your opinion, are there any places where you think it’s not appropriate for people to talk in public on their mobile phones?

TotalOR
1235600Total
8989Yes
87No
34Don’t know

From the list below, please select your top three places where you think it’s not appropriate for people to talk on their mobile phone(s).

TotalOR
1099535There are inappropriate places
6771While driving a vehicle
5453Inside a theater (including a movie theater) before the movie or event has started
5050When having a meal at home with family or other people
4144When dining at a café or restaurant
2424When checking out at a grocery store
2118When using the restroom
2020When checking out at a retail store
1312When boarding an airplane
55When riding in a vehicle as a passenger
43When at a public park, beach or out on a walk
45Other

From the list below, please select your top three places where you think it’s not appropriate for people to talk on their mobile phone(s).

Oregon
< 5555 +
6781While driving a vehicle
5254Inside a theater (including a movie theater) before the movie or event has started
5341When having a meal at home with family or other people
4054When dining at a café or restaurant
2423When checking out at a grocery store
2012When using the restroom
2118When checking out at a retail store
1112When boarding an airplane
62When riding in a vehicle as a passenger
31When at a public park, beach or out on a walk
45Other

About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll
PEMCO Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by FBK Research of Seattle, that asked Washington and Oregon residents questions about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 600 respondents in Washington and 600 in Oregon, yields an accuracy of +/- 4.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. In other words, if this study were conducted 100 times, in 95 instances the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

About PEMCO Insurance
PEMCO Insurance is the Defender of Your Northwest, providing auto, home, renters and boat coverage. We are consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee expertise and social impact. Our Mutual Good programs raise the achievement levels for youth in education; build stronger, greener environments; and increase safety at home, on the road and at play. Our mission: Free our communities to worry less and live more.

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