Thursday, September 23, 2010

Are Americans Addicted To Their Electronics?


    Of course we are! I myself did not realize how much I depend on my computers until I had to go offline on a regular basis for almost a year. I keep in contact with the majority of my friends through Skype and regular email. Then we also have our smartphones,witch is one device that I have not cared to purchase yet.

    When you look around you,all that you will probably see while you are driving are other drivers either talking on their cellphones or texting on them.


Americans are concerned that, in today’s technological age, we may have become too dependent on electronic devices such as computers and calculators.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of adults are concerned that Americans have become too dependent on electronic devices, with 41% who are Very Concerned. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are not worried, but that includes just four percent (4%) who are Not At All Concerned about our dependence on these devices.

It has been estimated that roughly 20% of Americans use smartphones and 80% own a computer. However, just 26% of Americans admit that they spend too much time using the Internet, computers and mobile communications devices. This is roughly the same as in late January. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say they do not spend too much time using such technology.

But 75% of adults said at that time that young children spend too much time on computers and other electronic devices.

Adults under 50 are more likely to say they overuse technology than those who are older.

Adults with children at home and higher-income adults are also more likely to feel they spend too much time using the Internet and other related technologies.       More