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Use of Individual Media By All 8 to 18 Year Olds

Survey participants based answers on media use “the previous day.”

Percent who used for
Percent
who used
Average
time
>1
hour
>3
hours
>5
hours
TV
200481%3:0466%38%20%
1999853:05694022
Magazines
2004470:14210
1999550:15311
Newspapers
2004340:060
1999420:07000
Books
2004460:23721
1999460:21810
Videos/DVDs
2004390:321521
1999350:271510
Movies
2004130:251352
19991999100:18722
Video games, console player
2004410:321331
Video games, handheld
2004350:1761
Radio
2004740:552173
1999760:462341
CDs/tapes/MP3s
2004680:491862
1999721:022582
Computer games
200427%0:091
Internet games
2004240:09200
Web sites
2004340:1431
1999220:07100
Instant messaging
2004260:17611
Chat
2004100:04100
1999130:0510
Email
2004250:0500
1999180:0400
Graphics programs
2004120:04100
Total recreational computer
2004541:0228103
1999470:271520
Total recreational Internet
2004470:482272
1999240:11500
NOTE: dash (—) indicates value less than 0.5%.
Source: Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8–18 Year-olds, a Kaiser Family Foundation Study, March 2005.

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