Poll finds Women need Internet more so then sex or TV?

December 16, 2008

(ChattahBox) — A new survey commissioned by Intel Corp. tries to find out just how dependent people and particularly women are on the Internet.

The poll run by Harris Interactive asked readers whether they would be willing to forgo sex for two weeks, rather than give up their Internet access?  According to the study released Monday nearly half of the women questioned said yes.

The U.S. survey, which queried 2,119 adults last month, found 46 percent of the women surveyed were willing to engage in abstinence verses losing their Internet, only 30 percent of the men surveyed were willing to do likewise.

The gap grew even wider for both men and woman who were 18 to 34 years old. For woman, the percentage of those willing to skip the sheets in favor of the Web rose to 49 percent, while it climbed to 39 percent for men.

And for women 35 to 44 years old, the figure jumped to 52 percent.

These figures were just some of the tidbits that came out of the Intel’s broader commissioned study on Americans’ reliance on the Internet in today’s economy.

Television also has become a secondary priority for many compared to the Internet. The survey found that the majority of adults would be willing to go two weeks without watching TV, verses losing one week on the Internet.

The survey also found that 87 percent of respondents said the Internet saves them money.

Specifically, 84 percent of those surveyed found the Internet saved them money by comparing prices online and searching out the best deals, while 65 percent said it aided them in finding coupons, discounts, and special promotions.


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