Worldwide, the average person spends a total of 6 hours and 37 minutes looking at a screen each day (for internet-connected activities). The average American spends 7 hours looking at a screen each day. According to data from DataReportal, the average American spends 6 hours and 59 minutes looking at a screen every day.
Here’s an overview of the average internet-connected screen time since 2013:
The average person spends up to 40% of their waking hours looking at a screen.
The average screen time in the United States is 7 hours 4 minutes per day, that's 7 minutes more than the global average according to Comparitech data.
Here’s the full breakdown of how the average US teen distributes their daily screen time:
Here’s the rate of change between average screen time in 2021 and 2022 for these countries:
Screen time varies significantly by region. According to recent records from 43 nations, South Africa is the country with the most screen time consumption per day.
Below are figures for global average screen time allocation per day:
Age is an important factor in screen time consumption. Around 3 in 4 of parents with a child aged 2 or younger claim their child watches TV.
Unfortunately, 90% of older children spend time watching a TV screen.
Data from a survey of 2,000+ US adults showed that less than 50% the time spent on screens is believed to be productive.