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American Time Use Survey
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ATUS Charts


NOTE These charts will not be updated for 2020 because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on American Time Use Survey data.  For more information, please see the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the 2020 ATUS page.

The following charts provide a snapshot of how people use their time. These lists are not exclusive—they only contain some of the most interesting or commonly cited statistics from the survey.

Activities by sex and day

Activities by employment status

Activities by age

Working activities for employed persons

Household, caring, and leisure activities