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Are Europeans glued to their screens?

07/05/2018

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Europeans spend between two and three hours in front of a screen per day outside of work

A survey carried out in 15 EU countries between 2008 and 2015 shows that the time outside work that adults spend on screen-related activities, such as watching TV or other media, playing computer games, or other screen-based activities, ranges from over 3 hours in Greece to just below two hours in Italy.

 

Average time spent on screen activities

The source dataset is available here

The survey covers the age group 20 to 74.

In Greece, 95.1% of the population surveyed say that they engaged in screen-related activities outside work. They were followed by Finland (92.9%), Poland (91.6%) and Romania (91.5%).

The respondents from France (84.2%), Italy (84.5%) and Austria (87.0%) reported the lowest share of non-work time on screens.

For those reporting screen-based activities, the average participation time ranged from 3 hours 17 minutes in Belgium and 3 hours 14 minutes in Greece, to 2 hours 18 minutes in Italy.

For more information please contact us: estat-user-support@ec.europa.eu.