It became known, what countries residents are most addicted to smartphones

A group of researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, found out which countries’ residents are most attached to smartphones. For this purpose, they conducted a survey of people in 24 countries and established a score for each country: the higher it is, the more important gadgets are for people. According to experts, the score of each country shows how psychologically dependent people are on gadgets there. However, the study reflects not the state of their psychological health, but their daily habits.

As the experts found out, the citizens of China (final score 36.18 out of 60), Saudi Arabia (35.73 out of 60), Malaysia (35.43 out of 60), Brazil (32 out of 60) and South Korea (31.62 out of 60) are the most addicted to smartphones and spend a lot of time with them. Among European countries the highest position in the ranking was Italy (11th place with a score of 28.82), ahead of France, Belgium and other countries. Canada is in ninth place with a score of 31.11. There is no Ukraine in this ranking – it did not take part in the study.

The study, conducted by McGill University, included 34,000 people between the ages of 15 and 35 (average age 28.8). 40% of the people surveyed were men and 60% were women.