Survey of under-25s finds that most are dependent upon the internet for activities ranging from cooking to illness diagnosis.
Four out of five under-25s feel ‘lost’ without the internet, a survey has found.
The opinion poll of 1,000 adults by the Science Museum shows how a generation that has grown up with the web has become dependent upon it.
By contrast, just three out of five people over the age of 25 said that they would feel ‘lost’ without the internet.
One in three adults surveyed would choose the internet over television, with 60 per cent of people surveyed describing the internet as one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century.
Half of the women surveyed also use the web to self-diagnose illnesses, with 60 per cent of under-25s using the internet for the same purpose.