55 per cent of Brits Use Their Phones in Bed

55 per cent of British mobile owners use their phones in bed, according to research from Lloyds TSB – a number that rises to 84 per cent of 18-24 year olds. Unsurprisingly enough, the survey of 2,000 adults found that mobiles are commonly used on the street (76 per cent) and on public transport (63 per cent) – but theyve also started to sneak into places which might have once been considered a bit distasteful.

The research, carried out by YouGov, found that 35 per cent use phones while in their own bathroom, and 24 per cent in public toilets. 34 per cent of respondents, meanwhile, admitted to using their phone during dinner, and 9 per cent during a wedding, a christening, or other religious ceremony.

Theres still one piece of mobile etiquette thats holding firm, however, with 70 per cent agreeing it is unacceptable to use a phone at the theatre or cinema.

“This research shows how quickly mobile phones are becoming the most versatile and important gadget in peoples’ lives,” says Ashley Machin, director of digital banking at Lloyds TSB. “They are clearly changing the way we live, as evidenced by the speed with which mobile banking is growing.”

The results were announced in support of Lloyds TSB’s mBanking app, which reached 1.5m downloads earlier this month.