Number of brain stimulating activities U.S. adults did weekly 2017, by education

This statistic displays the number of cognitively-stimulating activities that U.S. adults over the age of 40 engaged in on a weekly basis as of 2017, by education. According to the survey, respondents with at least some college education or higher engaged in at least 8.9 cognitively-stimulating events each week.

Average number of cognitively-stimulating activities older U.S. adults engaged in, at least weekly, as of 2017, by education

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Release date

July 2017


United States

Survey time period

May 3 to 18, 2017

Number of respondents

1,140 respondents

Age group

40 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How often do you engage or participate in the following activities?"
The list included 32 possible activities including, musical, educational, religious and other brain-healthy activities.

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