Study shows workers' top stress is losing Internet

By Tara Evans, Producer, tevans@wkmg.com
Published On: Apr 17 2013 01:34:18 PM EDT
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Does it make you panic if you lose your internet connection at home?

If so, you're not alone.

According to the Huffington Post, a recent study said workers in the United Kingdom would rather have no heat and water than lose their Internet connection at home.

Researchers polled 1,000 London-based commuters to see what their biggest stressors are, and losing Internet was at the top. In fact, 38% said their stress levels would be higher if they lost Internet than utilities or television.

Commissioned by Infosecurity Europe, 27% of respondents said they couldn't live without an Internet connection, up from 17% last year.

A similar study published in the journal PLOS ONE echoes the findings, saying that when heavy Internet users are forced to go offline, they undergo withdrawal symptoms similar to symptoms experienced by drug addicts.

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