Almost half of millennials would rather give up shampooing for a week than stop using their phones, according to a survey over at Business Insider. Would you rather lose your cellphone for a week or forgo washing your hair for the same time?
The survey, conducted by phone app Visible, found that 41 percent of millennials chose connectivity over cleanliness. Participants were asked a line of “Would you rather?” questions to see what they’d be willing to give up for their smartphones.
And while the risk of teen depression and suicide is reportedly rising due to phone addiction, as reported by NPR, millennials just can’t be dragged away from their phones. In fact, some would lose a lot rather than cut the cord. Per Business Insider:
“In the survey, a similar number of respondents (54%) said they would be willing to give up movies and TV for a month, while 28% said they would be willing to give up their pet for the week, 23% chose their phone over caffeine, and a small 17% took the ‘take my toothbrush but not my cell phone’ approach.”
The 1,180 millennials who participated in the survey ranged in age from 18 to 34. All owned a cellphone, and the group was close to evenly split by gender. Would you give up shampooing for your smartphone? Sound off in the comments below.