Weekly Average Hours and/or Minutes Spent on Various Activities by American Children

Leisure activity 2002–2003
Visiting, socializing 4:47
Sports 2:59
Outdoor activities 0:50
Hobbies 0:12
Art activities 0:48
Television 14:36
Other passive leisure 2:46
Playing 8:05
Reading 1:17
Being read to 0:05
Computer activities 2:45
Ages 6–17
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

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