Separated from your smartphone? Bet you feel anxious or bored — but not relieved

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Ahh, the paradox of personal technology: More than half of Americans think everyone else spends too much time on their $#@! smartphones. But only 17 percent of us believe we’re overly devoted to our treasured devices.

The findings — a variation on the age-old theme of my-poop-doesn’t-stink — come from a new study by Bank of America.

Other nuggets:

  • Fully 62 percent of Americans say they do most of their banking online or by phone or tablet, up from 47 percent two years ago.
  • We suffer separation anxiety when we’re away from our phones. Some 29 percent of survey respondents feel “anxious” when their devices are in airplane mode, and 22 percent find themselves “bored.” Just 12 percent feel “relieved.”

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