Canadians spent 24.5 hours online per week in 2016, says report

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A recent report reveals that Canadians’ time spent online is at an all-time high.

Media Technology Monitor states in a study that the average Canadian spent 24.5 hours online per week in 2016. However, the threshold is even higher for younger Canadians. 

For Canadians aged 18 to 34, the average time spent online per week during 2016 reached 34 hours, or five hours per day. The Globe and Mail reports that these numbers could be rising at the detriment of actual relationships.

In the age of the internet, carving out time for face-to-face interactions is more important than ever before, as relationships with friends and loved ones are the “essence of being human.”

The report is based on interviews conducted over the phone with 4,157 anglophone Canadians across all regions, between October 7th, 2016 and December 12th, 2016. The results of the study are accurate within plus or minus 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

Source: Globe and Mail

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