Generations clash: Talking on cellphone in restaurant okay?

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Generations clash: Talking on cellphone in restaurant okay?

Young people are at odds with senior citizens on whether you should be allowed to talk on your cellphone in a restaurant.

A new Poll Position telephone poll shows the majority of Americans 65 and older favor banning cellphone calls in restaurants, while 62% of 18-29 year olds saying talking on a cellphone in restaurants should be permitted.

Among all adults, the poll found 45% arguing in favor or allowed cellphone calls in restaurants, while 39% said cellphone calls in restaurants should be banned.

What do you think? Vote in our online poll and comment below.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,057 adults nationwide was conducted September 8, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs  cellphones in restaurants 9-8-11.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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  2. In Singapore, they will take your cell phone in most nice restaurant if you’re found using it. I don’t think that should necessarily be the case in the US, but it certainly is rude.

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