June 25, 2021

Too Many Cat Videos


Too Many Cat Videos
Don't worry, you can never spend too much time on RussianLife.com! The Russian Life files

In the pandemic, it's been tough not to spend all day watching internet videos (even though it's probably not good for you). But spending way too much time on the internet, it seems, is a universal vice.

A recent poll of 1600 respondents from around Russia, published by employment website SuperJob, found that 42% of Russians admit to being addicted to the internet. That figure is made up of those who are certain they're addicted (11%) and those who are pretty sure (31%). 58% say that there isn't such a thing as internet addiction.

Unsurprisingly, the young are more at risk, with only 32% of respondents over 45 saying they're addicted. Surprisingly, women are just barely more susceptible to the internet's charms than men: 43% of women say they can't go without it, compared to 40% of men.

54% say they never consciously turn their back on the internet, with only 21% saying they take time each day away from their devices. But there's so much good stuff out there, how could you?

Feel free to take that time away. We'll be waiting for you when you get back.

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