How the Typical American Day Has Changed in the Last 15 Years
Religious and spiritual activities
– Average time spent on activity: 1.44 hours/day (-17.2% 15-year change)
– Population engaged in activity: 9.3% (+14.8% 15-year change)
– Average time spent on activity: 1.74 hours/day
– Population engaged in activity: 8.1%
Time for religious and spiritual activities includes how long Americans spend attending religious services and participating in religious practices, like prayer or meditation.
According to the Pew Research Center, 76.5% of Americans reported believing in God and practicing some sort of religion. By 2017, the number of non-religious Americans had jumped from 26.5% to 33%.
The decrease in the number of people who adhere to a religion and its practices may account for the drop in time the average American spends on religious and spiritual activities.