Findings from a new survey conducted by Gfk show that teenagers and higher-income households are most susceptible to technology addiction. Younger age groups, the study found, tend to have the most trouble taking a break from technology. Nearly half of 15- to 19-year-olds surveyed have trouble taking a tech break, even if they know they should. The study found that teenagers and teenagers and higher-income households are most likely to struggle with technology addiction. In terms of countries – China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who struggle to take a break, as opposed to people in Germany, Netherland and Belgium, who generally find it easy to turn off their devices.
Gfk (2017). Break from technology – Global GfK survey. Gfk: Nuremberg, Germany. http://insights.gfk.com/hubfs/Landing_Pages_PDF/Global%20Studies%20Roper/Global_201706_Global_Studies_Break_from_technology.pdf?t=1522777485062