Thursday, August 06, 2009

How Americans Spend Their Day

BL just sent this graphic from the New York Times. It addresses the question in my previous post, How Many Minutes A Day Do You Spend Eating (Chewing)?

It shows that Americans spend an average of 67 minutes, or a little over an hour each day eating and drinking (great apes spend 6 hours/day eating their raw food diet). Those aged 65 and older, and those with advanced degrees spend a little more time, about an hour and 20 minutes.
How Different Groups Spend Their Day, New York Times, July 2009
"The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008."

Their graphic is interactive. Click the map above and it will take you to their site where you can isolate categories.
Thanks, BL!

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