What percentage of Americans who use cell phones admit they've faked calls to avoid interacting with people around them?

What percentage of Americans who use cell phones admit they've faked calls to avoid interacting with people around them?

by / August 19, 2011
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A survey of more than 2,300 Americans from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project revealed this social phenomenon.

What age group is faking calls most often? Thirty percent of surveyed 18- to 29-year-olds fessed up to pretending.

Each successive age group fakes it less frequently: 11 percent of those age 30 to 49, 6 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds, and 2 percent of those 65 years and over.

Matt Williams Associate Editor
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