2013 Eurispes report on the relationship between Italians and technology. We are increasingly dependent on the cellphone, internet and social networks.
The mobile phone has become an inseparable companion for all Italians. According to Eurispes Report 2013, just published, well the 54.9% of our countrymen uses it for at least an hour a day. It also grows the number of those who use it for more than four hours: it does an Italian on ten.
The 98.9% of respondents “cellphone-addicted”, however, is still a traditional use, i.e. for calls; the 92% also sends and receives sms messages. Who has a smartphone, however, exploits all the potential: take pictures and record video (59.5%), download and use apps (40.1%), surf on the internet (37.3%), listen to music (37%), plays (32.2%), access to social networks (29.7%).
A degree of affection so high is comparable only to what the Italians eat for television, followed only by 7.3% of the sample (amounts to 5% the proportion of people who never uses the cellphone).
With technology, and with its new social functions, the Italians comfort themselves and find a moment of distraction from the worst economic crisis ever experienced. The Eurispes Report photograph even this situation: 73.4% of households claimed to not be able to get to the end of the month, and 14.4% admitted to having asked for financial help to friends and family because banks do not grant loans.
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