Americans' Favorite Thing To Do

2018-10-22

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  • Americans' favorite activity has long been said to be baseball.
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  • But a new study by the U.S. government suggests that is not true.
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  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Americans seem to enjoy watching television more than anything else.
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  • Researchers examined how Americans age 15 and older spent their free time during the years 2013 to 2017.
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  • They learned that Americans spend almost three hours every day watching TV.
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  • The activity includes watching movies, recorded programs, and live broadcasts.
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  • So who watches television the most?
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  • People over the age of 65, researchers found.
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  • Older people clock in at more than four and a half hours of television every day.
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  • Parents with small children spent the least amount of time in front of the tube, as TV is sometimes called.
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  • Researchers discovered something else, too: Men watch about 30 minutes more television than women each day.
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  • I'm Kelly Jean Kelly.
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  • Americans' favorite activity has long been said to be baseball. But a new study by the U.S. government suggests that is not true. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Americans seem to enjoy watching television more than anything else.
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  • Researchers examined how Americans age 15 and older spent their free time during the years 2013 to 2017. They learned that Americans spend almost three hours every day watching TV.
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  • The activity includes watching movies, recorded programs, and live broadcasts.
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  • So who watches television the most? People over the age of 65, researchers found. Older people clock in at more than four and a half hours of television every day.
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  • Parents with small children spent the least amount of time in front of the tube, as TV is sometimes called.
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  • Researchers discovered something else, too: Men watch about 30 minutes more television than women each day.
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  • I'm Kelly Jean Kelly.
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  • Kelly Jean Kelly adapted this story for Learning English from VOA's All About Amierca Blog. Caty Weaver was the editor.
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  • Words in This Story
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  • clock in - expression to record or document time spent doing something