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47 percent say they use technology “to escape.”

34 percent say it has a positive effect on their work productivity.

28 percent say they could live without their mobile phone.

20 percent say they could live without their computer or laptop.

17 percent say they could live without Internet access.

Source: A Harris Poll of 2,210 U.S. adults conducted June 12 to 17 and released Thursday.

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