In a recent poll of 1,000 American adults 77 percent said losing a wallet is worse than losing a cell phone while 15 percent say losing a phone is worse.
Eight-two percent of American adults who own a mobile phone use it to make calls, send text messages and e-mails or use the Internet at least once a day. That includes 13 percent who use their phone every hour, and another 13 percent who do so constantly. Seventeen percent say they rarely or never use their mobile phone. Adults who own a smart phone or tablet use their phone much more frequently than those with a basic cellular phone do and 53 percent of those who own a smart phone or tablet use it for financial transactions such as banking or shopping.
However, 68 percent of those who use a smart phone or tablet for financial transactions still say losing their wallet is worse than losing their cell phone, while 26 percent say losing a phone is worse, compared to just 16 percent who don’t use their phone for financial transactions.