Nonstop Tech is Taking a Toll on Americans

Nonstop Tech

1-Shrinking GainsShrinking Gains

71% of Americans believe that tech has improved the overall quality of our lives, down from 78% last year.


69% say tech has become too distracting, up from 65% in 2012.

3-Down TimeDown Time

34% say it improves work productivity, down from 42% in 2012.

4-Fragile StateFragile State

36% say it enhances safety and security, down from 42% last year.

5-Cold Turkey, Part ICold Turkey, Part I

Two-thirds of Americans say they can only last a week—max—without Internet access.

6-Cold Turkey, Part IICold Turkey, Part II

64% of Americans say they could last no more than a week without a computer, and 56% say the same about a mobile phone.

7-Gender Divide: Inspiring ITGender Divide: Inspiring IT

69% of men feel that tech encourages people to be more creative, compared to 61% of women.

8-Gender Divide: Bond BuilderGender Divide: Bond Builder

51% of women say it has a positive impact on their relationships with their friends, compared to 44% of men.

9-Gender Divide: Protective LayerGender Divide: Protective Layer

40% of men say it has a positive relationship on their safety and security, compared to 33% of women.

10-Gender Divide: Big PictureGender Divide: Big Picture

76% of men say it has improved the overall quality of their lives, compared to 68% of women.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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