Horrifying Chart Reveals Daily Screen Time by Country; U.S. Not in Top 5

May 29, 2014

It’s rare that a single chart can be so simple and yet so horrifying. Such is the case with a chart put together by widely respected Kleiner Perkins Internet analyst Mary Meeker for her annual presentation on Internet trends.

The chart above, shared by Quartz, shows the average number of minutes people spend each day staring at screens. Data is separated by country, and it also shows a breakdown revealing how long our faces are glued to TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets each day.

In the United States, people spend an average of 444 minutes every day looking at screens, or 7.4 hours. That breaks down to 147 minutes spent watching TV, 103 minutes in front of a computer, 151 minutes on a smartphone, and 43 minutes with a tablet.

As sad as those numbers might be, the U.S. is only the sixth-worst nation when it comes to staring at screens. At the top of the list is Indonesia, where people spend an average of 540 minutes, or 9 hours each day, looking at their TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to step outside for a moment and enjoy some fresh air.

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