Tech Made Simple

Hot Topics: How to Fix Bluetooth Pairing Problems | Complete Guide to Facebook Privacy | How to Block Spam Calls | Snapchat Symbol Meaning

We may earn commissions when you buy from links on our site. Why you can trust us.

author photo

Americans Rate Smartphones More Important than Sex

by Fox Van Allen on February 06, 2014

Couple on date distracted by smartphoneSmartphones, in the few short years they’ve been around, have become absolutely indispensible tools for a large group of Americans. If you need proof, look no further than this fact: A newly released Mashable/Statista poll shows that more people would rather give up sex than give up their smartphones.

The poll, conducted of 2,210 U.S. adults by Harris Interactive, asked respondents what they’d be unable to live without. Twenty-six percent said they simply couldn’t live without their smartphone. Only 20% said the same about sex.

Smartphones aren’t the only piece of tech we’d give up sex for. According to the study, 28% of Americans cannot bear to part with their Internet, 24% can’t live without their computer and 23% would not be able to find the strength to go on in a world without television.

Sex still beats Facebook, though. Just 7% of us say we can’t live without social networking in our lives.

For more on the study, visit Statista's website.

[Couple on date with smartphone via Shutterstock]


Phones and Mobile, News, Family and Parenting, Blog

Discussion loading


From Josh Trenser on February 09, 2014 :: 10:47 am

OMG, in what world do I live in. Smartphone more important???? Never… Sigh…


Home | About | Meet the Team | Contact Us
Media Kit | Newsletter Sponsorships | Licensing & Permissions
Accessibility Statement
Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookie Policy

Techlicious participates in affiliate programs, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which provide a small commission from some, but not all, of the "click-thru to buy" links contained in our articles. These click-thru links are determined after the article has been written, based on price and product availability — the commissions do not impact our choice of recommended product, nor the price you pay. When you use these links, you help support our ongoing editorial mission to provide you with the best product recommendations.

© Techlicious LLC.