One third of Romanians think that technology leads to an increase of stress level. At the same time, 75 percent of Romanians think that technology helps at energy saving, an idea shared by 64 percent of Germans and 46 percent of the Swedish. Thus, Romania occupies the third place in EU with 81 percent of the respondents agreeing that technology in the their houses makes their lives easier, according to a study of E.ON.

In comparison, one third of the population from eight European countries thinks that technology in their houses generates a more stressful and complicated life.

The ones who disagree most in technology in their houses are Hungarians and British, almost half of the respondents (46 percent respondents in each country) say that it makes their life more complicated. More than a half of Hungarians (52 percent) believe that technology is the reason for their more stressful lives than ten years ago. At the same time, 51 percent of the Czech believe that their lives are more stressful.

On the other hand, the technology usage in households has a positive side. Overall, around two thirds of the respondents admitted that technology ensures an increased comfort and improves the energy efficiency. The most supportive of this idea are Italians and Turkish, as 87 percent, respectively 84 percent of them say their lives are easier through technology.

The results are part of the study “Living in Europe”, where E.ON and Kantar EMNID surveyed around 8,000 people from Germany, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Hungary in December 2016.