Percentage of Time Spent Reading While Using Other Media

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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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