The Top Ways Americans Waste Time

There’s a new survey out on American reading habits, and most of the stats are pretty boring.  But here’s a good one . . .

The average American now spends two hours a day reading . . . but only if you count the stuff we read online. In other words, reading “Pride and Prejudice” counts as reading . . . but so does reading the thoughts of a friend of a friend of a co-worker about the new Gillette “Toxic Masculinity” ad campaign in the age of #MeToo.

The best part of the study was buried near the bottom:  2,000 people were asked to name the top ways they WASTE time. 

1.  Scrolling through social media.  49% of people said they waste a significant amount of time doing it.

2.  Using apps or games on your phone or tablet, 30%.

3.  Watching TV, 29%.

4.  Sitting in traffic, 28%.

5.  Constantly checking your phone, 26%.