Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

Summary: Survey says that Americans are glue to electronic screens for multiple hours each day.

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More than half of Americans are spending between one and six hours in front of some sort of electronic displays each day, according to new research from non-partisan polling agency Poll Position.

Electronic screen types specified in the survey consist of TVs, computer displays, e-book readers, PDAs or cell phones.

Here's the breakdown of the amount of time that Americans spend in front of an electronic screen on a daily basis:

  • 1-3 hours: 31 percent
  • 4-6 hours: 30 percent
  • 7-9 hours: 22 percent
  • 10 hours or more: 12 percent
  • Spend no time: 2 percent

To be honest, I'm surprised that the numbers for 4 to 6 hours and 7 to 9 hours aren't higher. While it might seem sad to some people that someone could spend that long staring at a screen, it really isn't that uncommon when you think about it. If you use a computer for work, you're looking into a display for at least eight hours -- not to mention glances at a smartphone and if you plan to watch anything on television that evening.

Other interesting findings:

  • Men were most likely to spend 4 to 6 hours in front of a screen at 34.1 percent, while more women (32.1 percent) spend 1 to 3 hours.
  • More democrats spend 4 to 6 hours (31 percent), while most Republicans (38.4 percent) spend 1 to 3 hours.

For reference, the study, conducted on November 19, is based upon the responses of of 1,220 registered voters nationwide.

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  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    1-3 hours here at night.<br>I am a repairman so during the day no puter for me.
    Unless I have to repair a computer or some network crap.
    MoeFugger
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    Yeah, it is called a job! =D
    slickjim
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    .....and compared to.....Asians? Europeans? Etc.?
    Regulus
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    I stare at the screen 14 hours a day whether I need it or not... whether the screen is on or not.
    gol2013
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    What is really missing here is what they are doing 'with the screen'. Otherwise this is a rather useless waste of space.
    Bradish@...
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

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    hfjger
  • RE: Americans are glued to digital screens most of the day (survey)

    Fascinating report, Rachel. Doc appears to be more average than he likes to think, spending 4-7 hours a day in front of a screen. And very interesting that men tend to spend more screen time than women ??? must be all the enlightened content out there. After all, I read the Internet for the articles, not the pictures!
    DocuMentor (Doc)