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April 28, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:41pm

COMPUTERS MORE POPULAR WITH TEENS THAN TELEVISION

By CBR Staff Writer

Today’s American teens are so turned on by the technological revolution taking place around them that they say they could more easily live without television – 28% – than without a computer – 23%, a USA Today/CNN poll for the US National Science Foundation suggests. They are frequent users with 98% having used computers, 89% having done school reports on computers, and 56% having used the Internet for school projects – and 77% say that they would prefer using the Internet to books and magazines for projects, while 62% say they can usually learn to use a new piece of technology equipment on their own. Eighty-two percent think they won’t make a good living unless they have computer skills and an understanding of other technology, and 65% feel that their schools should be teaching them more about computers. The methodologies were not revealed. á

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