Research on technology: cellphone and its rules of coexistence
Significant proportions recognize they use this technology in a disrespectful and dangerous way, although the misuse is attributed more to others than to themselves.
The Social Research Centre (CIS) UADE - Voices! carried out a national public opinion study with the aim of analysing citizens' perception of technology, focusing on the use of cell phones.
Some findings of the study:
- 44% of respondents say they send messages by cell phone while walking on the street, 37% use their cell phone while sitting at the table sharing a meal or coffee; 36% said they use their cell phone while talking to someone else; 32% said they use their cell phone while being attended to at a shop or counter; 25% acknowledged that they send messages by cell phone while crossing the street, 11% said they send text messages while driving a car and another 11% that they let their cell phone ring and/or answer at the movies or the theater.
- 84% of Argentinians agree that there is misuse of the cell phone in terms of respect for the people around us. There is also a very high agreement (78%) that people rarely consider each other when they are using their mobile phones.
- Nearly 4 out of 10 people (39%) state that their cell phone habits are questionable but that they will not change them because no one else does.
- Regarding those who thought they were responsible for defining good manners regarding cell phone use, the majority (56%) said that everyone is responsible for themselves.