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Q: Email Checking Statistics (Average Time Spend, Frequency, Attention Span, etc) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Email Checking Statistics (Average Time Spend, Frequency, Attention Span, etc)
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: jmswilsn-ga
List Price: $45.00
Posted: 15 Dec 2003 21:12 PST
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Question ID: 287573
I would like to be linked to a page which shows a supportive (based on
an experiment or survey) statistical data on email checking of the
people. I would like atleast the following questions answered:

- How frequently does an average person check their email ? Computer
literate person ? Businessman ? Youngster ? Etc

- Average time spent at checking the email (not on the computer
itself), writing emails, responding, and reading.

- Average attention span after an email was opened (regularly we
concentrate on a lecture/conversation greatly during only the first 30
seconds, then our mind may wander off)

Any additional information would also be appreciated.
Subject: Re: Email Checking Statistics (Average Time Spend, Frequency, Attention Span, etc)
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 16 Dec 2003 03:00 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
<Frequency of checking email.

Business users.
According to a study by Gartner Inc., which surveyed corporate email
users, 53 percent of users check their mail six or more times a day.
34 percent check mail constantly through the day. 42 check whilst on
vacation and 23 percent over weekends. The average user spends 49
minutes per day managing email.

U.S. workers.
A study of U.S. workers by Pew Internet & American life found that 88
percent checked their inbox at least once a day. Of those 70 percent
checked several times a day. Around 73 percent spend an hour or less
per day on dealing with email. Of these, 23 percent spend under 15
minutes dealing with email.
Full report

Under 25?s
A survey by Greenfield Online found that 21% of workers under the age
of 25 checked their email more than 15 times a day. Men are twice as
likely as women to check email more than 15 times a day.

A survey of American households by UCLA found that 38 percent check
their email once a day, 29% several times a day, 17% several times a
week, 9% hourly, 6% once a week, and1% less than once a week.

Over 45?s.
58% of AOL subscribers are female over the age of 45. They check their
mail at least once a day and often two or three times a day.

Students checked their email on average 2 to 5 times a day.

UK business owners.


According to the Center for Internet Studies, 6 percent of Americans
are compulsive email checkers. According to a Gartner study one in
four Americans checks his email every weekend.

Time spent dealing with mail.

According to a study by the American Management Association, U.S.
workers spend an average of 1 hour and 47 minutes per day dealing with
Eight percent spent more than four hours a day dealing with  email.,39020645,2136257,00.htm

Workers spend on average, an hour and 47 minutes dealing with email
each day.

According to KPMG Consulting, UK directors spend 5.2 weeks a year
dealing with email.

According to the Association for Interactive Marketing, small
businesses spend 10% of their time on email management.

UK employees spend almost 49 minutes per day managing their inbox.

Attention span.

Many sites claim that the average attention span for internet users is
under 10 seconds.

Average attention span for internet users is 9 seconds.

According to AMR Research you have 3 to 5 seconds to get someone?s
attention with email.,2000048590,20216598,00.htm

Average adult attention span five to eight seconds.

Average adult attention span is 17 minutes. Concentration maximum is
50 minutes. The average attention span whilst using the internet is
about 7 seconds.>

<Additional links:>

<Spam numbers & statistics.>

<Redesigning email for the 21st century.>

<Email abuse and Gallup survey.>

<Tech elite push the most buttons.>

<Kids favourite online activities. Email-53%.>

<Email interrupting work.>

<Email profile>

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<"check their mail" every survey>

<"dealing with email"  minutes >

<"check their email" "times a day">

<Hope this helps.>
jmswilsn-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Thank you, a very wonderful and professional answer. A+

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