Men ‘more likely to rate technology as a necessity of life than women’October 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new survey has found that men are more likely to consider technology as a necessity of life in comparison to women.
The UMR Research survey indicated that men placed more importance on having a home computer, high-speed Internet, a microwave and Sky TV than women.
About 750 people, aged 18 and over, were involved in the nationwide survey.
The research also showed that the younger people were more likely to view technology as something they could do without.
The top four necessities for those aged 18-29 years were car at 74 percent, mobile phone at 71 percent, home computer at 63 percent, and high-speed internet at 55 percent, reports Stuff.co.nz.
These were all rated lower than three of the top four necessities for those aged over 60 - landline telephone, car and television.
The research showed that trends also played an important role.
Technology that was more popular when respondents were younger was more likely to be viewed as a necessity of life whereas older people were more likely to think a television and a landline was more important than an MP3 player or a mobile phone. (ANI)
- Scientists find youngsters suffer gadget 'withdrawal' - Apr 08, 2011
- Over 100mn people joined Twitter in 2010 - Dec 11, 2010
- 'More Indian teens using networking sites to communicate' - May 23, 2012
- Mintel Watch Study: Wristwatches may be on their way out - Oct 27, 2010
- Low-cost smartphones whet Indian appetite for mobile apps - Mar 04, 2012
- Phones to beat computers for surfing net in China - Jul 03, 2012
- Work landlines all set to disappear soon - Aug 29, 2012
- Newspapers still 'king' in India's media world: Survey - Mar 12, 2010
- TV will stay top ad earner globally, says expert - Feb 01, 2011
- Almost one-third of Aussies use their mobile phones on toilet - Oct 05, 2010
- Young Brits prefer Facebook for staying in touch - Sep 17, 2011
- Entertainment to be increasingly accessed via internet gizmos: Survey - Nov 19, 2011
- Texting kills 5,000 people every year in the US - May 20, 2012
- Samsung to launch cheaper smartphones for India - Mar 18, 2012
- Online reading increasing among Chinese - Apr 24, 2012
Tags: high speed internet, home computer, landline, microwave, mobile phone, mp3 player, necessities, new survey, research survey, respondents, role technology, sky tv, stuff co nz, television, wellington