According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – 2011 Time Use Survey, Americans spent an average of 6 minutes per day on education (which we consider professional development) while they tallied an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes every day on leisure activities (see cool graphic from NPR).
The average American spent almost as much time on leisure activities in one day as they did on education for an entire month (3 hours)! If you look even further, Americans spent 1 hour and 34 minutes per day of this leisure time watching television. These numbers are of course averages but paint a pretty stark picture of where we spent our time in 2011 and I imagine these are not much better in 2012.
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