There’s no doubt that a lot of people are addicted to technology these days, but a new study suggests that some people have a lot more trouble putting down the phone or iPad than others.
A report by global research experts GfK finds that folks in China are the most likely to say they find it hard to take a break from technology (43%), followed by Brazil (42%), Argentina (40%) and Mexico (38%). As for the U.S., only 31% of people say they can’t break from their tech, placing us in fifth. As for those who aren't nearly as addicted, folks in Germany find it easiest to unplug (35%), followed by the Netherlands (30%), Belgium (28%) and Canada and Russia (27%).
Not surprising, age is a big factor when it comes to tech addiction, with younger generations struggling the most. Overall, teens age 15 to 19 find it most difficult to take a tech break (44%), followed by twentysomethings (41%), and then those in their thirties (38%). Of course, older folks don’t have the same problem, with only 15% of those 60 and over and 23% of those in their fifties, finding it hard go tech free.
Source: Yahoo Finance