So Young People Value Good Internet Connection Over Daylight and Hot Water...

18 March 2016, 12:41 | Updated: 25 April 2016, 14:59

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A poll of 18-25 year olds also saw them rate decent Wi-Fi above the welfare system and a healthy diet.

Most people can admit they'd find it pretty difficult to live without the internet nowadays, but it seems young people rate its importance a lot more than you could ever imagine.

According to the Metro, Hillarys Blinds have conducted a poll which asked 2,465 of 18 to 25-year-olds to rate things in regards to their quality of life, and it looks like the internet rates pretty highly.

According to their findings, teens and those in their early twenties have placed a decent internet connection over trivial matters... such as hot water, daylight, a good night's kip, a healthy diet AND the welfare system, with 69% of participants rating good net as a priority.

Who needs daylight or sleep when you have the internet?

However, Hillarys Blinds surprisingly found that freedom of speech rated highest on young people's lists, with a whopping 81% seeing it as a priority.

We suppose without freedom of speech, we couldn't put all our opinions on Twitter, could we?

It's not all about staying in behind a screen for young people, though. When asked what would improve their quality of life, 34% of participants said they would like to travel more.


While you ponder surfing the internet in complete darkness, without a decent meal or any benefits, watch this video of teens struggling to cope with Windows 95: