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Percentage of Time Spent Reading While Using Other Media

7th to 12th-Graders in 2003-2004

Reading while Percentage of reading time
Watching TV 11%
 Listening to music 10
 Doing homework on the computer 3
 Playing videogames 3
 Playing computer games 2
 Using the computer (other) 2
 Instant messaging 2
 E-mailing 1
 Surfing websites 1
 Using any of the above media 35%
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

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