NEVADA (KTNV) — A recent study reports Americans spend about nine hours and 39 minutes a day in front of a screen.
Screens have seemingly become a part of everyone's daily lives and a Verizon team decided to find out which states spent the most and least amount of free time on a computer.
Data for the study was pulled from the American Time Use Survey to determine the average hours of leisure time spent on computers for 48 states. The data covered the years 2013 to 2017.
Americans spent an average of 90 minutes of leisure time on the computer every day, according to the study, and if they worked at the national minimum wage for the same amount of time they would have earned $3,969.38 a year.
Also, in 11 states, men averaged more time on the computer, and in 31 states women spent more time. Residents of Alaska averaged two hours and 46 minutes a day on the computer. That’s almost 1,010 hours a year, or 42 days - enough time to fly to the moon and back seven times.
While Delaware residents spent the least amount of time on their computers, with an average of 43 minutes a day, Nevada was ranked No. 15 overall - with users spending an average of 1 hour and 36 minutes.
More information about the study can be found here.