Nomophobia on the Rise: Half the Population Afraid of Being Without a Cellphone

Are you a nomophobe? If you are you aren’t alone. Nomophobia, the fear of being without a cellphone, is on the rise.

SecurEnvoy conducted a survey with 1000 people in the United Kingdom and found that 66% of the respondents were afraid of losing or being left without a phone. The LA Times reports that a similar study conducted last year found that 53% of people had a fear of being without their phones.

Women, according to the study, were more likely to suffer from nomophobia (No-mobile-phobia). The most recent survey found that 70% of women feared the day that they would lose their cellphones. Only 61% of men said that they had nomophobia. Men, however, were also more likely to have two phones.

According to the study, Nobophobia is much more prevalent in the younger generation. 77% of respondents between the ages of 18 and 24 suffered from nomophobia. The percentage of nomophobes decreased as the age of the respondents increased.

Do you have nomophobia?

Here are some things you might want to consider.

  • Do you sleep with your phone?
  • Do you leave your house without your phone or do you always bring it with you, no matter where you go.
  • Do you ever turn and leave your phone off?

Are you surprised that more than half the population suffers from nomophobia?