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%.