UK housewives are world's top internet surfers
The UK has finally come top at something -surfing the net. UK housewives are the world's top internet surfers spending a whacking 47% of their spare time surfing the net.
Another figure is that 6 out of 10 Brits go on to meet up with someone that they first met on the net.
Maybe that's what the housewives are searching for - someone new.
British housewives spend almost half their leisure time online – more than any other social group in the world, according to research on internet social lives.
The global online poll of more than 27,000 people in 16 countries revealed that UK housewives spend 47% of their free time surfing the internet, compared with 39% for students around the world and 32% for the unemployed.
The survey, conducted by TNS, also revealed that six out of 10 adults in the UK have gone on to meet up in "real life" with a person they first met online.
Overall, as a nation the Chinese spend the largest fraction of their leisure time online – 44% compared with 28% for Britons. Of the 16 nationalities surveyed, Danes spent the least amount of their free time on the net, just 15%.