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Re/code reports that “new data from Pew Research Center found that 26 percent of American adults admit to being online ‘almost constantly,’ and 43 percent go online ‘several times a day.’ In 2015, roughly 21 percent of American adult admitted to being online ‘almost constantly’.”

The story notes that “young people are more likely to be internet-obsessed than the general population. About 39 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds reported going online ‘almost constantly,’ compared to 36 percent back in 2015.”

Re/code makes the point that much of this increase almost certainly has to do with internet-connected mobile devices that are on all the time.
KC's View:
I have to admit that I’m in that 26 percent. Increasingly, of course, people are online all the time not just because their lives seem to demand it, but because their jobs require it.