December 15, 2008

Technology and Family Closeness

25%

One-quarter of adults believe internet and cell phones have brought their families closer together.

One-quarter of adults (25%) believe internet and cell phones have brought their families closer together than their own family was when they were growing up. About one-in-ten (11%) believe new technologies have made their family less close than their childhood family, while 60% feel communication technology hasn’t made much of a difference. Those in families with the more technology available in the home are more likely to say their family is closer as a result of the technology. Read More