(NEW YORK) — While parts of the country are starting to get back to normal following months of COVID-19 lockdown, a new survey reveals just how important streaming services were in quarantine. 

In fact, one in five say their relationship with their significant other would have suffered under lockdown without Netflix.

A quarter say their mental health would have suffered while stuck at home if they didn’t have the streaming service.

The non-scientific poll of 1,200 Americans commissioned by the online security company ExpressVPN revealed that streaming is the most important thing to them while in quarantine, with 33% admitting that — this bests social media by a mile at 21%. Seventeen percent said online shopping was the main thing getting them through these times. Online games and fitness apps ranked as the least important.

No wonder you put on that COVID-15.

The poll noted that 1 in 5 Netflix subscribers love it so much, they’d rather give up ALL outside communication than give up their Netflix. 

That being said, 40% of all Netflix users have signed up to a new streaming service as the lockdown rolled on: 44% have subscribed to Hulu; 35% Disney+; Amazon Prime Video 31%; YouTube 27%; and Apple TV+ at 21%.

By Stephen Iervolino
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