U.S. Gen X activities while watching TV 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey among U.S. Generation X regarding the usage of their devices while watching TV. During the November 2016 survey, it was found that 41 percent of Gen X respondents surfed the web while watching TV.

Activities undertaken by Generation X in the United States while watching TV as of November 2016

Share of respondents who responded always/almost always
Browse and surf the web 41%
Text message 36%
Use a social network 34%
Read email32%
Browse for products and services online 28%
Write email 25%
Talk on the phone 25%
Play video games 22%
Purchase products and services online 22%
Exercise 21%
Microblogging 19%
Read for work and/or school 17%
Read for pleasure 16%
Nothing else - just watch TV4%
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Release date

March 2017


United States

Survey time period

November 5 4 to 16, 2016

Age group

34 to 50 years

Special properties

total survey n=2,131

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original question posed by the source was: "Which are things you typically do while watching your home tv?"

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