Time spent on media activities in the Netherlands 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the results of a survey of the time spent on media activities in the Netherlands in 2018, by gender and in minutes per day. As of 2018, the time that both men and women in the Netherlands spent watching media exceeded the number of minutes per day spent on the other forms of media considered. Women in the Netherlands spent roughly three hours daily watching media content, while both men and women spent just below 45 minutes per day reading in the same year.

Time spent on media activities in the Netherlands in 2018, by gender

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

September 10, 2018 to October 24, 2018

Number of respondents

2,655 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Supplementary notes

Listening: listening to radio, ones own music (mp3, cd, e-books) or audio via internet (e.g. Spotify, Grooveshark, Youtube, Deezer, Soundcloud)
Watching: television, films documentaries, series, news or sports (whether streamed, downloaded or bought, by app, connected tv, videosites), other videos or movies, slides
Reading: reading books, magazines, newspapers, local newspapers, using news apps, teletext or other reading (post, newsletters, folders)
Communicating: calling, video calling (e.g. by Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts), texting, apping, chatting, e-mailing, social media, blogging, internet forums or other communicating (writing a letter)
Gaming: online games (no online gambling), offline games (electronical games without internet connection, not including board games)
Internet/Surfing: shopping via internet or app, banking or insurance online, searching for specific information online
Other media: other computer usage, installing software, photoshopping

Respondents were asked to keep an activity diary, 94 percent of respondents kept an online diary, the remaining six percent of respondents answered questions about their previous day by telephone.

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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