Hours spent watching video games online among children in Sweden 2016, by gender

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in Sweden in 2016 on the children's time spent on watching video games online, by gender. Among other things, this included tournaments or video clips on famous gamers. In total, the most of Swedish respondents (51 percent) stated to have watched video games online just less than one hour per week. Boys spent more hours on viewing digital games on the internet than the female ones - 6 percent of boys interviewed answered to have watched video games online more than 10 hours on a weekly basis; it was only 1 percent of girls.

How many hours do you watch video games online per week?

BoysGirlsTotal
Less than 1 hour*38%67%51%
1-3 hours19%11%15%
3-5 hours15%5%10%
5-10 hours13%3%9%
More than 10 hours6%1%4%
Don't know8%13%11%
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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

November 16, 2016 to December 2, 2016

Number of respondents

818 respondents

Age group

6-17 years

Special properties

exclusively households with chidren who live at home

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The share of girls watching games online less than 1 hour was not given by the source and had to be calculated.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: Hur mycket tid lägger du på att…titta på andra som spelar datorspel online (t.ex. turneringar, klipp på kända spelare etc)?"

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