The survey asked them about e-mail habits, ranging from how often they check personal e-mail at work to whether or not they've ever checked e-mail while in church. The survey found that e-mail users rely on e-mail as much as the phone for communication, spend about an hour a day on e-mail, and that 77% of e-mail users have more than one e-mail account all pointing to the fact that e-mail has forever changed the way we communicate.
Note: see Opinion: You Just Might Be Addicted To E-Mail for a complete analysis.
Some indications that Americans are somewhat addicted to e-mail are that 41% check it first thing in the morning, and 14% check it just before retiring for the night. Some 40% have even checked their e-mail in the middle of the night.
More than a quarter of respondents say they have never gone more than two or three days without checking e-mail. Most are as likely to give out their e-mail address as their phone number, and it's not surprise that most people check personal e-mail at work.
According to the survey, the top ten markets that can't live without their e-mail are:
- San Francisco
- New York
- Washington, DC
- Los Angeles
More results from the survey are available at www.aim.com.