A new study by the Nielsen Company found that Americans use their tablets and smartphones while sitting in front of the television more than anywhere else.
In a survey of 12,000 connected device owners, 70 of tablet owners and 68 percent of smartphone owners revealed they use their devices while also watching TV. E-reader owners, meanwhile, prefer to use their devices while lying in bed – cited by 61 percent of respondents.
According to the study, tablet owners spend about 30 percent of their time using their devices in front of the television, while smartphone owners say they use their devices while also watching TV about 20 percent of the time.
E-reader owners, by comparison, only spend about 15 percent of the time using their devices while watching TV. However, they do spend about 37 percent of their device usage time lying in bed.
A separate survey by RingCentral found about half of smartphone owners admit to be addicted to their devices. According to that study, about 64 percent of survey respondents say they use their smartphone more now than they did a year ago.