Poll: 60% of Americans Spend Between 1-6 Hours a Day Watching Electronic Devices

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – There are a growing number of electronic devices competing for your eyeballs, time and attention.

A Poll Position national scientific telephone survey asked, ‘how many hours a day do you spend looking at either a TV, computer screen, e-reader, PDA or cellphone?’

When combining totals, more than 60% spend between 1-6 hours a day watching electronic devices. Also combining results, 34% tell us they are spending between 7-10 hours, or more watching.

Below are the results of the survey:

Daily Time Spent on Electronic Screens

1-3 hours: 31%

4-6 hours: 30%

7-9 hours: 22%

10 hours or more: 12%

Spend no time: 2%

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for this poll at http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-Crosstabs-Time-on-electronic-screens.pdf.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,220 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 19, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think?  On an average day, how many hours a day do you look at electronic screens, including TVs, computers, e-readers, PDAs and cell phones? Vote in our online companion poll and comment at http://pollposition.com/2011/11/22/electronic-screen-overdose/.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.

Learn more about Poll Position’s polling methodology at http://pollposition.com/2011/09/26/our-polling-methodology/.

About Poll Position

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