The report was based on data from a survey conducted in July 2017 among 1,007 white-collar workers in the United States age 18 and older who own a smartphone.
Some 44% of respondents say they check their business email every few hours outside of work, and 51% say they check their personal email every few hours while at work.
Just 20% of respondents say they never check their business email outside normal work hours, and only 10% say they never check their personal email while at work.
Most white-collar workers (74%) check their business email before arriving at the office: 26% check while still in bed in the morning, 37% check while getting ready/eating breakfast, and 11% check while commuting.
Some 69% of respondents say they have checked email while watching TV or a movie in the past month, 54% have checked while in bed, and 46% have checked while on vacation.
Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.
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