Tech addiction is real claims a GFK Study. One in three people worldwide (34 percent) find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should. Tech anxiety varies by country. U.S.A. is fifth highest among 17 countries queried at 31% experiencing anxiety, while China, Brazil and Argentina have the highest levels of tech anxiety. People in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium lead for finding it easy to ‘unplug.’
Tech anxiety also varies by demographic. Within the USA, those under 40 are highly anxious with 40% or higher claiming anxiety. And, 39% of those in high income bracket report tech anxiety. There was no difference reported between women and men within the USA.