From: AFP via Yahoo! —

A new Harris Interactive study commissioned by microprocessor maker Intel Corp, reveales that almost half of the women polled would rather give up sex for two weeks than give up the Internet for the same period of time. Almost two thirds said they would rather give up television for two weeks than forgo Internet access for even one week.

As Agence France Press reports, in Yahoo!’s Tech Guide: “Far fewer men would choose to go without sex, according to the survey of 2,119 adults. … Ninety-five percent of [all] those surveyed said it is ‘very important, important or somewhat important’ to be able to access the Internet.”

Among the survey’s other findings:

More than two-thirds of those surveyed rated Internet Access a higher priority than other ‘descretionary spending’ items including (in descending order of importance) cable television, restaurant dining, new clothes or health club memberships.

More than 80 per cent of those surveyed reported that they had saved money by comparing prices online and finding the best deals before making purchase decisions.

The full story on Intel’s Internet importance survey is available at the company’s Web site.

One Response to Not tonight, I’m surfing…

  1. nadia
    Dec 18, 2008

    The Internet is extremely important to me too, but I’m not sure how far I would take it. The survey was a great eye opener to how our culture has become so reliant on the web to function properly. On the other hand, I definitely have respect for providers like Clear ( who are making the Internet more affordable to users and at a quicker speed. And now that Obama is working toward a national broadband plan, I bet that number is going to skyrocket in the future.

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