Would you choose your phone over your dog? Survey results may shock you

Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 6:56 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It scares some pet owners to be without their phone more than to be away from their dog, a new survey found.

In fact, the survey found 40 percent of pet owners would rather give up their dog for a month instead of their phone.

The survey also found:

  • 44 percent of millennials would rather be separated from their significant owner for a month rather than part with their smartphone.
  • 72 percent of respondents would choose their phone over alcohol for a month.
  • 64 percent would rather do without coffee for a month.
  • 60 percent of males would give up their phone instead of sex for a month.
  • 47 percent of respondents would rather stay with their in-laws for a month instead of giving up their phone.
  • 60 percent would choose their phone over social media for a month.
  • 41 percent would sacrifice TV, movies and podcasts for a month.

The survey was done for SimpleTexting, an SMS marketing firm. You can find the full results of the survey at

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