According to DigitalTrends:

While the U.S. did not lead global markets in terms of amount of time spent on social media networks, it was far and away the highest consumer of monthly data, spending the most time per day on their phones with a staggering 4.7 hours.

That number seems really high to me. Is it backed up by reliable statistics?

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    A clarification of "on the phone" might be useful. Did you mean "talking on the phone" or some other combination of activities like browsing the internet, using social media, texting etc.? Since phones are often computer substitutes, the answer will be very different depending on what is included. – matt_black Dec 23 '18 at 13:40
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    @matt_black : I see no reason why the claim would be limited to talking and not include all the activities for which people use their phones. – Christian Dec 23 '18 at 18:05
  • Don’t forget people have jobs that require them to be on the phone or social media a lot – Joe W Dec 24 '18 at 2:49
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    Not to be rude Christian, but whether you 'see reason' is not relevant. The question is: What data/measurements are we talking about? So can you dig that up and add it? – Jan Doggen Dec 24 '18 at 7:32
  • @JanDoggen This website is about questioning what specific sources say. I could search for some measurement and ask a question about that measurement but then I would leave the standard way how things are done here. – Christian Dec 24 '18 at 12:27

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