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Regular Cell Phone Users Downplay Cancer Connection

Americans aren't overly concerned that cell phone usage may lead to cancer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults say they rarely or never use a cell phone to make calls, send text messages and e-mails or use the internet. Fifty-eight percent (58%) use their cell phones at least several times a day, with nine percent (9%) who use it every hour and 10% who use their phone constantly. Another 22% say they use their cell phone only once or twice a day. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 17-18, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 17-18, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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