The full survey, called "Internet Reliance in Today’s Economy" was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Intel to reveal people’s attitudes toward internet access.
Their findings won’t come as a surprise to readers of this blog:
- Nearly half of women (46 percent) and 30 percent of men would rather go without sex for 2 weeks than give up Internet access for the same amount of time. For women aged 18-34 it was 49 percent and for women aged 35-44 it was 52 percent. For men aged 18-34, it was 39 percent.
- Ninety-five percent of adults feel that it is very important, important or somewhat important for people to have devices that allow them to access the Internet.
- 65 percent of U.S. adults reporting they cannot live without Internet access.1 The following items and activities were ranked below Internet access in importance:
- Cable television subscriptions (39 percent)
- Dining out (20 percent)
- Shopping for clothes (18 percent)
- Gym membership (10 percent)
There are more, less sexy results available from the survey on Intel’s site. But I’m more curious about our readers’ take on this. Would you be more willing to give up sex, or internet access for 2 weeks? I’ll start the ball rolling… I’ve had to give up both for 2 week stretches in the past (but thankfully not both at once) and I’ll sheepishly admit that I had greater withdrawal symptoms over the lack of internet access.
Okay, now that I’m desperately hoping my wife doesn’t read sync today, it’s your turn…