Survey results released last week showed that nearly half of women (46 percent) and nearly one third of men (30 percent) would rather go without sex for two weeks than give up Internet access for two weeks.

The survey also found that most adults (58 percent) would rather give up television watching for two weeks than Internet access for one week, and 65 percent of those surveyed placed the Internet into the category of discretionary items in their life that they cannot live without.

Far from robbing people of their social involvement with others, the survey also revealed that 78 percent of adults said the Internet improved their ability to stay in touch with friends and family, and more than two-thirds described it as a method to shop more effectively and efficiently, saving them money.

Of course, take the results with a grain of salt, as the poll was sponsored by Intel Corporation. Intel, of course, powers most of the world’s personal computers, and the Internet is the leading reason people purchase computers nowadays. Interesting nonetheless.

Review the survey’s findings: Most Adults Find Internet Access Essential to Daily Life in Today’s Economy



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Dec 2008
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Grohol, J. (2008). Not Tonight Dear, I’m on the Internet. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2014, from


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