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Americans would give up TV before Internet: survey

Published on Feb 27, 2014 10:26 PM
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Americans have become so enamoured of the Internet, they would more readily forgo television than online access, a survey showed on Thursday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans have become so enamoured of the Internet, they would more readily forgo television than online access, a survey showed on Thursday.

The Pew Research Center survey released ahead of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web found 53 per cent of US Internet users would find it "very hard" to give up Web access, up from 38 per cent in 2006.

Even when counting those who don't go online, Pew said 46 per cent of all adults would find it hard to give up the Internet.

By contrast, Pew's survey showed 35 per cent of all US adults television would be very hard to give up, compared with 44 per cent in 2006.

 
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