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Do you think that screenless households exist?

Asked by elbanditoroso (31343points) January 20th, 2022

Other than Amish communities in the US, do you think that there are households that:

- have no TV
– have no computers (desktop, laptop, etc.)
– have no cell phones / mobile phones / tablets

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Maybe but highly unlikely.

chyna's avatar

I’ve read that Chip and Joanna Gains of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, do not have a television and they have 5 kids. Hmmm, maybe that’s why they have 5 kids!

raum's avatar

I know of some families who don’t have televisions. And other families where the kids don’t have tablets or phones.

But I don’t know of any that are entirely screenless.

raum's avatar

All families I know have computers or access to them. Wouldn’t have made it through the last year of remote school without them.

raum's avatar

Wait, I take that back. Didn’t take into account an adult living alone is one household.

Yes, I know of households that are screenless.

filmfann's avatar

I live in an area where many retired residents don’t have computers, cell phones, or televisions, but I haven’t seen that in a community, though I suppose it could be that was on Indian reservations.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was fairly screenless, by choice, when my kids were growing up in the mid 90s to mid 2000.
Had a TV but no cable. Just used it for VHS tapes.
Had a computer but no internet.
I couldn’t afford to give my kids cell phones.
I had a cell phone because I worked for CellOne, but we mainly used the landline.

smudges's avatar

You didn’t specify, but if you’re referring just to the U.S., I would guess there are a few, but outside the U.S. I’d guess there are hundreds of thousands.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yes. My family includes a few.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

The Amish would have no screens. I believe Mennonites would be the same.

JLeslie's avatar

In the US? Absolutely yes, some houses don’t have one or the other. Not having all three is probably very rare though.

Forever_Free's avatar

Households in the witness protection program have no screens

chyna's avatar

^And how do you know this? From experience?

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I’d hope not. Seems like a dull life. We got the grands an X Box and games for Christmas and they stay pretty much glued to it. Unless we have a family movie/game night. My wife
likes TV, I haven’t been a big fan since I was a kid. But I like my internet and I have some historical strategy pc games my grand sons and I enjoy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No duller than the 60s and 70s @Nomore_Tantrums. Which as I remember, were WILD!

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Agreed @Dutchess_III How soon we forget huh? ; )

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