Time spent with digital media in the U.S. 2011-2018

In 2018, adults spent an estimated average of 395 minutes (more than six and a half hours) with digital media each day. This marks a dramatic increase in the space of just five years. The figure for 2013 was under five hours of daily time spent.

Average time spent per day with digital media in the United States from 2011 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

includes mobile (non-voice: radio, social networks, video and other), desktop/laptop (video, social networks, radio and other), and other connected devices

Supplementary notes

Figures have been converted into minutes.
Figures for the period 2011 to 2017 come from earlier publications.
The source provides the following information about the data: "Time spent with each medium includes all time spent with that medium, regardless of multitasking; for example 1 hour of multitasking on desktop/laptop while watching TV is counted as 1 hour for TV and 1 hour for desktop/laptop."

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