More school, more play

May 28, 2008

People with higher levels of education were more likely to participate in sports and exercise in recent years.

Percent of people 25 and over who engaged in sports and exercise activities on an average day, by educational attainment, 2003-06
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Among people aged 25 years and older, those with a bachelor's degree or higher were more than twice as likely to participate in sports and exercise activities on an average day during the 2003-06 period as those with a high school diploma or less.

These data are from the American Time Use Survey program. To learn more, see "Sports and Exercise," BLS Spotlight on Statistics, May 2008.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, More school, more play on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk4/art02.htm (visited October 24, 2014).

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