Americans Use Electronic Media 11+ Hours A Day

March 16th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter,

It's no secret that people spend a lot of time with electronic gadgets these days.

Follow up:

It's no secret that people spend a lot of time with electronic gadgets these days.

How much time that actually is, is astonishing nonetheless: according to Nielsen's Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older spend more than 11 hours a day watching TV, listening to the radio or using smartphones and other electronic devices.

Considering that most people are awake 16 to 18 hours a day, 11 hours of electronic media usage seems like a lot, but, to be fair, much of that probably happens while doing other things at the same time. It's a good thing people were given the ability to multitask; otherwise we wouldn't get a whole lot done these days.

This chart illustrates how much time American adults spend using electronic media per day.

Infographic: Americans Use Electronic Media 11+ Hours A Day | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista


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