June 27, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Time spent in leisure activities, 2010

Leisure activities: average hours spent per day for persons engaged in the activity and percent of the population engaged in activity per day, 2010 annual averages
Activity Average hours per day for persons who engaged in the activity Average percent engaged in the activity per day

Men

   

Leisure and sport, total

5.79 96.1

Socializing and communicating

1.97 34.4

Watching television

3.66 80.4

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation

1.93 21.5

Women

   

Leisure and sport, total

5.05 95.4

Socializing and communicating

1.85 39.5

Watching television

3.22 78.4

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation

1.30 15.6

These data are featured in the TED article, Time spent in leisure activities, 2010.

 

 

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