Monday, June 23, 2014

Men spent more time in leisure activities than did women in 2013

On an average day in 2013, nearly everyone age 15 and over (95 percent) engaged in some sort of leisure activity, such as watching TV, socializing, or exercising. Of those who engaged in leisure activities, men spent more time in these activities (5.9 hours) than did women (5.2 hours). Men were more likely than women to participate in sports, exercise, or recreation on any given day—21 percent compared with 16 percent. On the days that they participated, men also spent more time in these activities than did women—1.9 hours compared with 1.3 hours.

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