When it comes to reaching out and touching someone using high technology, Israelis are in first place.
Israel ranks ahead of the United States and Britain in the use of cellular telephones, as well as personal computers, according to a study by the New York-based Global TGI market research company.
Of the 11 countries included in the survey, Israel placed first for cellular phone use, with 61 percent owning them, compared with 39 percent in the United States. Britain ranked fourth, with 23 percent, while Russia placed last, with only 1 percent of the population owning cellular phones.
Israel also placed first in ownership of personal computers, with 64 percent of those surveyed reporting having a computer in their homes.
The United States placed second with 42 percent, and Britain third with 37 percent. Poland placed last, with 12 percent.
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