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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

Update on Americans' Media Usage

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2013 Apr 11
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A new Temkin Group report, Media Use Benchmark, 2013, analyzes data from 10,000 consumers about their internet usage (at home and at work), reading of books and news (online and offline), TV watching, radio listening, and mobile activity.

The findings:

Daily Media Consumption (average hours per day):

Watch TV:  3.9
Go on Internet with computer, not for work: 3.8
Listen to radio: 2.1
Go on Internet with computer for work: 2.0
Read a book or paper, not online: 1.4
Read news online: 1.4
Use app or go on Internet with mobile phone: 1.4
Read a print newspaper, not online: 1.1
Read a book online, including tablets: 0.9

Source: Center for Media Research