Survey Finds more Men than Women Snoop on their Partners’ Phones and Go Through their Social Media Accounts

Turns out, more men are guilty of phone and social media snooping than women, according to a recent study of almost 1,700 adults…

A new survey of nearly 1,700 adults in the U.S. between ages 18 and 35 reveals something quite interesting. It found men are actually less trustworthy when it comes to checking on their partners’ phones and social media accounts.

Poll Finds Men Outnumber Women in Phone Snooping

The poll, conducted by BankMyCell, a site which allows people to sell their handheld devices online, finds more men than women engage in digital snooping. In fact, a larger number of women would hand over their phones if asked, than men. Although, women remain statistically higher to find dirt when snooping on men.

Nearly 70 percent of male participants have gone through their partners’ phones. By contrast, only 47 percent of female participants have done the same. Almost 40 percent of men did so without the permission of their partners. This, compared to only 24 percent of women doing the same.

Also, the poll found fewer women knew their partners’ phone unlock pass codes. Although, 1 out of 2 men know how to get in their partners’ phones compared to 1 in 3 women.

So, just what are the snoopers looking at in their partners’ phones? The survey found 2 out of 3 people go straight to WhatsApp. The poll also found 1 in 3 men go through the photo albums. Meanwhile, nearly 50 percent of men check their partners’ Facebook and Instagram, with only 29 percent of women doing the same.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.