SOURCE: TP-LINK Corporation


April 07, 2011 09:05 ET

Survey Finds Majority of Men Willing to Give Up Sex and Beer Over Internet Access

Research Sponsored by TP-LINK Confirms Mankind's Feelings -- and Fear -- of Where Our Priorities Lie

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - A new survey conducted with men ages 18 to 45 reveals that Internet access is definitively more important than personal hygiene, sex and alcohol. Conducted by TP-LINK, a global networking provider of networking products, the survey unveiled some shocking -- or maybe not so shocking -- revelations on how intertwined men are with their Internet connectivity.

  • 88.5% of respondents would choose their Internet access over vanities such as a mirror, toothbrush & toothpaste, and footwear
  • 92.5% of respondents would forgo alcoholic beverages and pub-grub for an entire year in favor of the Internet
  • Almost two-thirds (64.0%) of respondents would give up sex for a week before they would give up their ability to get online

While the survey results are promising for websites, online gaming companies and networking gear firms such as TP-LINK, it is sure to be more fodder for significant others and parents who already suspect that the Internet has been raised on a pedestal but weren't sure how to quantify it.

Other interesting findings:

  • 74% of respondents chose Internet service over a cell phone and cable/satellite TV if they could only have one service at home.

  • When their wireless Internet goes down, respondents:
    • Calmly look for a solution (63.5%)
    • Steal someone else's Wi-Fi signal (22.0%)
    • Yell obscenities (21.5%)
    • Enjoy the brief moment of being "unwired" (17.0%)

  • Respondents spend their time online:
    • Reading & sending emails (87.5%)
    • Watching Youtube (72.5%)
    • Checking/updating Facebook or other social networking sites (65.0%)
    • Working or doing research (62.5%)
    • Reading news or magazine articles (59.0%)
    • Watching pornography (34.5%)
    • Blogging or Vlogging (30.0%)

  • Respondents' devices that access the Internet wirelessly:
    • Computer (83.0%)
    • Gaming console (51.0%)
    • Smartphone (44.0%)
    • Tablet (10.5%)

The survey was conducted online by Holos Research on behalf of TP-LINK on March 29 and 30 of 2011. A total of 200 men were polled, with a survey confidence level of 99% accuracy.

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