American Time Use Survey

by Gilbert Keith

This is a visualization created by reddit user /u/halhen using the American Time Use Survey data posted on kaggle.

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) is the Nation’s first federally administered, continuous survey on time use in the United States. The goal of the survey is to measure how people divide their time among life’s activities… The major purpose of ATUS is to develop nationally representative estimates of how people spend their time… The survey also provides information on the amount of time people spend in many other activities, such as religious activities, socializing, exercising, and relaxing… Demographic information—including sex, race, age, educational attainment, occupation, income, marital status, and the presence of children in the household—also is available for each respondent.

Surprised (and sad) to see running is so disproportionately well off, even within the US. It is one of the least expensive of the hobbies listed.

Heartening to see though

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