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2/23/2007
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Stephen Wellman
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Smartphone Users Have Longer Workdays, Make More Money, And Want More Time Off

According to new findings from researcher Digital Life America, smartphone users work longer and earn more money than those who don't use such devices. The study found that 19% of smartphone users work more than 50 hours a week and that their average household income is $94,000 a year, roughly 50% higher than the U.S. national average.

According to new findings from researcher Digital Life America, smartphone users work longer and earn more money than those who don't use such devices. The study found that 19% of smartphone users work more than 50 hours a week and that their average household income is $94,000 a year, roughly 50% higher than the U.S. national average.Just because they earn more doesn't mean they want more, at least according to the survey. When asked to choose between time and money, 56% of those who own a smartphone chose "time," while 44% picked money.

The average smartphone user is a 35-year-old, educated person with a family. Fifty-four percent have a college degree, while 61% have children.

Smartphone users, however, are divided on how they feel about said devices. About one-third say they think smartphones are liberating, another third are neutral on the subject, while the other third say they think smartphones enslave them to work.

Regardless of whether smartphones are liberating, most owners report feeling more stress. Among smartphone owners polled, 53% agree with the statement, "I don't have enough 'me' time," compared with just 40% for the average. Among female smartphone owners, 65% agree.

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