AMAZING FACTS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE IN THE U.S. SPEND THEIR TIME EACH DAY

Even in the Age of the Internet, iPads and iPhones!

Incredible Television Statistics:  According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.

Consider these additional related statistics*

  • U.S. households that possess at least one television: 99%
  • TV sets in the average U.S. household: 2.24
  • U.S. homes with three or more TV sets: 66%
  • Hours per day that TV is on in an average U.S. home: 6 hours, 47 minutes
  • Americans that regularly watch television while eating dinner: 66%
  • Hours of TV watched annually by Americans: 250 billion
  • Value of that time assuming an average wage of $5 per hour: $1.25 trillion
  • Americans who pay for cable TV: 56%
  • Videos rented daily in the U.S.: 6 million
  • Public library items checked out daily: 3 million
  • Americans who say they watch too much TV: 49%

THE AMAZING CONCLUSION: The average person can easily find the time to earn a degree at MIUD by cutting television time in half without adding any additional commitments to his or her schedule!

 

ACTION STEP:  "Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but at wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:15,16 NASB).

 

*Time Facts Source: Norman Herr, Ph.D., Professor of Science Education at California State University, Northridge.

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