Americans need instant gratification more than ever if you look at their online habits. 

Google found that slowing search results by just 4/10ths of a second would reduce the number of searches by eight million a day and one in four people abandon a web page that takes more than four seconds to load.

This need for speed is not only affecting how we consume the web or buy online, but it’s reaching into what we eat, how we date and even how long we can stand being in line.

To help us understand how Americans are becoming more inpatient both online and off, the folks at Online Graduate Programs put together the handy infographic below. I, for one, will start being more aware of how fast I click away after reading this.