Long before consumers were stuck at home during the pandemic—and forced to rely on technology as the only way to communicate or spend time with friends and family—tech addiction was making headlines. Many struggled to put down their phones and enjoy real-life facetime, leading some to intentionally unplug.
And that hasn’t really changed even at the height of lockdowns across the country, according to recent data from CivicScience. Instead, the share of US adults who said they never or almost never unplugged dipped slightly in April and continued to be lower than February levels.
At the same time, the share who said they unplugged daily increased in April and remained higher compared with February.