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Spending Time

How The Average United States Resident SPENDS TIME Here's what the average American does every day, every week and every month, and how it's changed over the past 10 years: 10 mins Spend LESS time on this activity now than in 2003 activity now than in 2003 this activity as in 2003 Spend MORE time on this Spend the SAME time on - 60 mins 2 hours DAILY Time spent on various activities per day, and percent change from 2003: -30% -25% -20% -15% -10% -5% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% LABEL KEY Activity: Time spent on activity in 2012 % change since 2003, actual change Sleeping: 8 hours, 10 minutes +0.4%, 2 minutes Working: 5 hours, 59 minutes +3.8%, 13 minutes TV & Movies: 2 hours, 11 minutes +8.3% 10 minutes Eating & Drinking: 2 hours, 11 minutes +3.1%, 2 minutes Washing, Dressing & Grooming: 1 hour, 7 minutes +2.4%, 1 minutes Socializing Or Communicating With Others: 31 minutes -6.1%, 2 minutes Commuting To Work: 31 minutes +6.9%, 2 minutes Caring For And Helping Children At Home: 20 minutes (No Change) Cooking: 19 minutes +5.6%, 1 minute Relaxing Or Thinking: 13 minutes 18.8%, 3 minutes Home Cleaning & Upkeep: 16 minutes +6.7%, 1 minute WEEKLY Time spent on various activities per week, and percent change from 2003: -30% -25% -20% -15% -10% -5% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Shopping For Groceries, Gas, Other Consumer Purchases, And Related Travel: 3 hours, 58 minutes -5.6%, 14 minutes Sports, Exercise & Recreation: 1 hour, 52 minutes (No Change) Reading For Pleasure: 1 hour, 31 minutes -7.1%, 7 minutes Travel Related To Socializing: 1 hour, 10 minutes (No Change) Computer Use For Leisure: 1 hour, 3 minutes +28.6%, 14 minutes Laundry: 56 minutes -11.1%, 7 minutes Lawn, Garden & Houseplant Care: 56 minutes Travel Related To Eating & Drinking: -27.3%, 21 minutes 56 minutes +14.3%, 7 minutes Religious Or Spiritual Practices Or Services: 49 minutes (No Change) Playing Games: 42 minutes (No Change) MONTHLY Time spent on various activities per month, and percent change from 2003: -30% -25% -20% -15% -10% -5% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Caring For And Helping Non-Household Members: 3 hours Volunteer Activities: -25%, 1 hour 3 hours (No Change) Attending Or Hosting Parties, Receptions Or Ceremonies: 2 hours -20%, 30 minutes By Lisa Mahapatra INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey 2012

Spending Time

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Americans spent less time thinking, relaxing and communicating with others in 2012 than they did a decade ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey. They are als...

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