Source: McClatchy Newspapers, Published March 25 2012
Hot Topics: 21 percent of Americans say they would give up sex to keep Internet
“The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, surveyed 1,000 people in many different countries to evaluate just how connected people are to the Internet,” the Daily News reported this week. “One of the countries surveyed was Japan, where a whopping 56 percent of people said they would give up intercourse in order to keep their modems running for one year.”
But Americans were much more likely to refrain from other vices.
Seventy-seven percent – of Americans said they would give up chocolate, 73 percent admitted they would refrain from alcohol and 69 percent even said they would stop drinking coffee to keep Internet access for one year.
As part of the survey, Americans also said they would need to be paid approximately $2,500 to live without the Internet.
There are 1.6 billion internet users in the world today, and that number will nearly double by 2016, BCG partner and author Dominic Field told yahoo.com.