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Utah teens use their phones less than most US teens

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 15:41:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY — While most would be willing to give teens a pass for being on their phones during the pandemic, a new study shows Utah teens are on their devices less than almost any other state in the US.

Verizon's study shows Utah teens between 15—18-years-old use their phones an average 4 hours and 51 minutes a day, ranking them 48th out of all US states and the District of Columbia.

That number may sound like a lot, but it's an hour-and-a-half less than Mississippi teens, the group with the most daily screen time.

Only Rhode Island, South Dakota, and lastly, Montana rank lower than Utah in regards to teens on their fans.

To conduct its study, Verizon used information from the US census and the most recent American Time Use Survey Summary.


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