A few years ago, most people in the United States were happy to have an electric car or even a smartphone that they could use to make calls, check email, or check social media.
But now, more than a third of people say they don’t want a smartphone in their pocket anymore, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The survey, released Wednesday, also found that almost half of Americans don’t have a cellphone for home use.
The survey was conducted among a representative sample of 1,844 adults, and the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
The poll found that the majority of Americans (57%) think smartphones should be banned for personal use.
Another 21% of Americans said they didn’t know.
The rest of the respondents, including a few Republicans, said they felt smartphones should stay out of their hands.