Average amount of time spent on sports, exercise and recreation in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016 (hours per day)*

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This graph depicts the average hours per day spent on sports, exercise and recreation by the U.S. civilian population from 2009 to 2016. Women spent an average of 0.25 hours per day on sports, exercise and recreation in 2016.
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Release date
June 2017
United States
Survey time period
2009 to 2016
Number of respondents
Approx. 10,500 (in 2016)
Age group
15 years and older
Method of interview
Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)
Supplementary notes
* Sports, exercise and recreation activities include participating in - as well as attending or watching - sports, exercise, and recreational activities. Recreational activities are leisure activities that are active in nature, such as yard games like croquet or horseshoes.

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