This Addiction

Sachs Media Group’s latest survey of 1,000 respondents wanted to know how attached people are to their everyday comforts (electronics, beverages and sex, etc.) and the results aren’t that surprising, although there is no unanimity on any one favorite addiction.

When asked what they would absolutely not give up for a week, the overall results nationally were:

Caffeine – 29 percent
Smart Phone or Tablet – 28 percent
Alcohol – 23 percent
Sex – 12 percent
Other – Eight percent

Breaking it down by the sexes, here’s what men wouldn’t relinquish for a week:

Alcohol – 26 percent
Caffeine – 23 percent
Smart Phone or Tablet – 21 percent
Sex – 20 percent
Other – Ten percent

Women (obviously) had different opinions about what they wouldn’t give up for a week:

Caffeine – 34 percent
Smart Phone or Tablet – 34 percent
Alcohol – 20 percent
Other- Seven percent
Sex – Five percent

Finally, the Sachs Media Group broke down preferences into age categories as for what people can’t do without for a week:

18-34 – Smart Phone or Tablet was tops at 30 percent.
35-49 – Smart Phone or Tablet was number one with 30 percent.
50-64 – Caffeine was the leader at 33 percent.
65+ – Caffeine was the runaway winner at 46 percent.

Bottom line, caffeine, booze and smart phones are way more important to us than sex. Even “other” is more important to women than sex.

Can one of you women tell me what “other” is? Because I should get some.

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