Millennials More Likely to Unplug While on Vacation (Infographic)

A new survey from Intel Security analyzed the ways users engage with their devices during vacations.

A new survey from Intel Security revealed that 57 percent of millennials intend to unplug from digital devices while on vacation, compared with only 40 percent of baby boomers and Generation Xers.

The global survey analyzed the ways users engage with their devices while on vacations. Results were gathered from 13,960 consumers between the ages of 21 and 54, evenly split by gender.

According to the survey, 55 percent of U.S. respondents who intended to unplug from digital devices while on vacation were unable to do so.

For U.S. respondents who did unplug, 65 percent said their vacations were more enjoyable after unplugging. In addition, 51 percent of American respondents who unplugged while on vacation said they better connected with their travel partners because they were unplugged.

On a global level, men were found to be more willing to unplug, as 57 percent of male respondents said they intended to unplug while on vacation. This is compared to 44 percent of women.

Elsewhere, Americans were found to be the “least successful at abstaining from work emails,” while Singaporeans and Canadians were found to be the most successful. Specifically, 49 percent of American respondents said they abstained from work emails while on vacation, compared to 61 percent of Singaporean respondents and 60 percent of Canadian respondents.

Intel Security offered tips users can follow to minimize their travel security risks, such as limiting their use of WiFi and Bluetooth and refraining from sharing their locations, which may alert would-be thieves that their homes are unprotected.

Check out more survey results in the infographic below.

Intel Security Unplugging Infographic