DALLAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) announced today the findings of a survey focused on consumer cell phone etiquette. Surprisingly, the survey revealed that while the West Coast was a little less tolerant of public cell phone use, there seemed to be a general agreement on when and where not to make or receive cell phone calls. CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE -- The Do's And Don'ts. More than one in three Americans (34%)* says it's OK to talk on your cell phone while at a restaurant. Regarding answering cell phones in other questionable situations, such as a movie theater, a restaurant, a private conversation, a group setting like a class or a meeting or a first date, they are considerably less enthused. -- I Wonder If He's In To Me... I'll Ask Him When He Gets Off The Phone. One in ten Americans (11%) thinks it's perfectly fine to answer their cell phone while on a first date. -- Not Another Teen Movie! Almost one in ten teenagers (9%) says it is OK to answer a cell phone while in a movie theater. Is It Appropriate To Answer Or Make A Call On Your Cell Phone In Any Of The Following Situations? Age National Teens Adults Adults Teens + 13-19 20-55 56+ Adults At A Restaurant 37% 36% 26% 34% On A First Date 13% 12% 5% 11% During A Private Conversation 10% 13% 9% 11% In A Group Setting Like A Class Or Business Meeting 10% 7% 3% 7% Inside A Movie Theater 9% 6% 2% 6% None Of The Above 56% 57% 70% 59% * All decimals are rounded to the nearest percentage point. This may result in certain numerical totals adding up to slightly more or slightly less than 100%. IT'S NOT ME! -- People Are So Rude! Hold On, I've Got To Take This Call... A majority of Americans say they themselves are extremely considerate of others when talking on their cell phone (57%) but the average person, on the other hand, is not very considerate (51%). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061005/DATH012 ) -- That Younger Generation! 79 percent of older Americans age 56 and up say they are extremely considerate cell phone users. Teens, however, graded themselves much lower with only 32 percent stating they were extremely considerate. AND THE WINNER FOR MOST CONSIDERATE REGION IS... THE WEST! -- Considerate Callers. Sixty-five percent of Westerners say it's absolutely not appropriate to make or receive cell phone calls in questionable settings and circumstances. Their phone manners exceed those of Southerners (60%), Northeasterners (56%) and Midwesterners (56%). -- And They Know It! Sixty-two percent of Westerners assert they are extremely considerate of others when talking on their cell: vs. 58 percent of Midwesterners, 56 percent of Southerners and 53 percent of Northeasterners. The survey, commissioned by Samsung, was conducted by Kelton Research and included more than 1,000 teen and adult cell phone users from around the country. Over the coming days Samsung will release additional findings from the survey, including a look at trends in mobile texting. About Samsung Telecommunications America Samsung Telecommunications America, L.P., a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungwireless.com .
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