Probably the answer should be yes, it's like there would be no electricity source at all.
But when I ask what's happening after a switch is turned on, I get the answer that the electricity then goes from the switch to the device. That makes me think that an open circuit is not completely dead, because if yes, then before the switch was turned on, there should be no electricity in the part of the wire between the power source and the switch - any more than in the part of the wire between the switch and the device. So the path that the electricity has to travel after being switched on, should be from the power source to the device.
So what's going on really?
Edit: It looks like people understand my saying "completely dead" as I'm asking if there is some amount of current there. But really my question is if there is (in an open circuit) some type of life for the full amount of current that will flow in the wire after the circuit will be closed. Because my question is based on the path electricity have to travel after a circuit is completed until it reaches the device and powers it, and I believe that a smaller amount of current doesn't have any effect on that. In case I'm wrong with this, please clarify that for me.