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Survey: Internet steals family time

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Whether it’s around the dinner table or sitting front of the TV, U.S. families say they are spending less time together.

The decline in family time coincides with a rise in Internet use, and the boom of social networks – though a new report stops just short of assigning blame.

The report is from the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California.

The center is reporting that 28 percent of Americans it interviewed last year said they have been spending less time with members of their households. Only 11 percent said that in 2006.