A new survey shows the lengths American's would would go to retrieve a stolen cell phone.

The study commissioned by Lookout, a mobile device security developer, shows that 68 percent of Americans would put themselves in danger to retrieve a stolen phone.

Nearly 60 percent say they would likely pay as much as $500 to retrieve their stolen phone's data, including all photos, videos and private information.

This survey was released a day before the California Senate approved a kill switch bill.

It would require the technology on every smart phone and that the kill switch it be turned on when a consumer purchase the device. The kill switch lets users lock the phone if it is stolen, making it inoperable.

That bill now moves onto the Assembly for approval. 

See the full Lookout study, here.