Rating of countries whose citizens are most dependent on smartphones

Recently, researchers at McGill University in Canada published a study of nearly 35,000 people using smartphones in 24 countries between 2014 and 2020. Among them, Chinese users rank first in terms of mobile phone addiction. The research paper was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. Based on published research results, the top three are China, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. Canada is ranked seventh, Japan is 15th, the US is 18th, and Germany is 24th. Only two countries from Africa are on the list of countries whose citizens are most dependent on smartphones. Egypt is in 9th place, while Nigeria is in 20th.

According to the article, the subjects of this study are young people with an average age of 28.8 years. In addition, 60% of study participants are women. From 2014 to 2020, the problem of smartphone users around the world is becoming more and more serious, and it will not go anywhere in the coming years. The researchers say that one possible explanation for the differences in performance across countries is social norms and cultural expectations. Many of the users need motivation through their smartphones and have their business and livelihood tied to their smartphones.

All subway passengers in one of the countries previously read books and newspapers, while in China, most people on the subway look at their mobile phones. Later it turned out that the "country of readers" is such only because its citizens in the metro are not accessible to the mobile network. However, after the commercialization of 5G in this region, the situation is no different from China.

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