Email Addiction Survey

Business email is part of everyone’s life these days. We wanted to dig deeper into this phenomenon and learn a bit more about how people are using email. The findings we found from AOL were interesting, so we decided to share them with you (most recent data was from 2008). Enjoy!

According to AOL’s Fourth Annual Email Addiction Survey reported in 2008:

  • 46% of email users said they’re hooked on email (up from 15% the previous year).
  • 51% check their email four or more times a day (up from 45% the previous year).
  • 24% of email users don’t use a salutation.
  • 74% said they excuse errors when emails are sent from a mobile device like a BlackBerry or iPhone.
  • 62% of at-work email users said they check their work email over a typical weekend.
  • 19% check email five or more times in a weekend.
  • 28% said they feel obligated to check work email while on vacation, and 19% choose vacation spots with email access.

Percentage of people checking email from the following places:

  • 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%

And, finally, the most email addicted cities are:

1.   New York
2.   Houston
3.   Chicago
4.   Detroit
5.   San Francisco
6.   Sacramento
7.   Orlando
8.   Minneapolis-St. Paul
9.   Denver
10. Phoenix

4 Responses to “Email Addiction Survey”

  1. 1 Mark Jones August 28, 2009 at 4:13 am

    What about Worldwide?

  2. 2 Matt Brezina August 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    true Mark – i don’t know. I guess America Online – the sponsors of this study, only cared about the American market. Their name kind of limits them to that market 🙂

  3. 3 Ganry79 October 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I guess it is just funny, huh. ,

  4. 4 Sad78 October 23, 2009 at 7:13 am

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