(ECNS) - Seventy percent of Chinese smartphone users sleep with their phones, the second highest percentage after India (74 percent), according to a seven-country survey of 7,112 people by Motorola.
The survey was conducted online by KRC Research with the smartphone owners in the United States, Britain, Brazil, China, Spain, Mexico, and India.
On average, 60 percent of those surveyed said they slept with their handsets and 57 percent said they took the device into the toilet, with the highest totals from China (67 percent) and Brazil (64 percent).
The survey also found that 67 percent of Chinese smartphone users revealed their deepest secrets - those that they wouldn't even tell their best friends - to their devices, the highest percentage. The average across all respondents was 40 percent.
However, the relationship between user and device is not always sound. Some 79 percent were bothered when their devices interrupted them, with 83 percent responding this way in China, the second highest level after India (84 percent).
In the event of a fire, more than half admitted they would rescue their mobile before saving the family cat. The phone over cat preference was 65 percent in China and 68 percent in India.
Professor Zhao Yufeng, a member of the China National Interior Decoration Association, advised users not to put mobiles near their pillows while sleeping, and to spend more time with family members rather than using their phones.