Average U.S. Adult Will Spend 44 Years Staring at Screens

You could wind up spending a large portion of your life on your devices. According to research, the average U.S. adult will spend the equivalent of 44 years of their life staring at screens. Polling of 2,000 adults in the U.S. found more than 6,259 hours a year are spent glued to gadgets such as phones, laptops and televisions. That equates to an astonishing 382,652 hours and 48 minutes over the average adult lifetime of 60.7 years.

 Six in 10 adults in relationships have had an argument with their partner over the amount of time they spend staring at screens. Almost half of parents think their kids spend too long glued to their gaming devices or phones, and 41% find it challenging to manage how much screen time they get. A further 21% feel guilty about how much time their offspring spend looking at TVs or computers. But 75% feel hypocritical for telling their kids off about screen time when the adults in the house are just as guilty.