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75% of US mobile phone users chat, text and make calls on the toilet

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75% of Americans use their mobile phones on the toilet.

Approximately 75% on Americans use their phones in the bathroom, according to research by marketing agency 11mark.

The agency spoke to 1,000 American mobile phone users about their toilet and technology habits for its ‘IT in the Toilet' study.

The research showed that 67% of those polled are reading texts on the toilet and, even worse, but 63% admit to answering a phone call.

A large 41% decided to make a phone call before leaving the toilet and 13% of men have made a mobile purchase while in the bathroom, although the study did not detail what they were buying.

Android phone users are the most likely to use their devices while on the toilet, with 87% of users admitting to their dirty habit.

iPhone users are a little more fastidious, but 77% still can't keep their hands off their touch screens while attending to bathroom business.

All this texting and calling in the bathroom may also explain why 19% of all people drop their phones in the toilet.

Tablet users are also prone to using their devices in the toilet, with 35% owning up.

The survey also claims that 92% of respondents wash their hands after using the restroom, but only 14% wash their phones.

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