TECHNOLOGY is one of the biggest catalysts of change when it comes to etiquette in Australia, according to findings from McCrindle Research.
As smartphones and social media have become a way of life, emails, text and Facebook have replaced hand written cards and event RSVPs.
The research found sending thank-you cards had also become a thing of the past.
The etiquette around meals has also changed, with survey respondents saying it was more common to eat while watching television or using a smartphone.
McCrindle Research also found the social traditions of pushing a chair in when getting up from a desk and wearing a "Sunday best" for special events had declined in Australia.