TORONTO, May 9 (UPI) -- A national survey of Canadian Internet users published Wednesday indicates 6 percent of them would rather give up regular sex than lose online access.
The Angus Reid survey conducted last month for Rogers Communications asked 1,010 smartphone users what they would be willing to sacrifice to maintain their Internet access.
The results showed 34 percent would give up alcohol, 31 percent would go without chocolate and 27 percent would give up coffee rather than lose online access.
Aside from those willing to give up sex, 4 percent of respondents said they would rather give up daily bathing and 4 percent also said they would choose the Internet over personal contact with others, the release said.
Among regular online activities, 98 percent said they stayed in touch with family and friends, 97 percent said they regularly track news, 94 percent used the Internet for banking and financial management and 93 percent said the regularly research health issues and symptoms.
The survey had a 3.1 percent margin of error, the pollster said.