REPORT: Marylanders Spend An Average Of 1 Hour 47 Minutes On A Screen Everyday; Ranked #7 Nationally


LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — Outside of the office, some people prefer to unplug and relax during their time off. However, a recent report from Verizon Specials showed that Maryland residents still love to spend time on their devices outside of work.

The second annual report ranked Maryland at #7 in the country for most screen-time when not at their job, averaging one hour and 47 minutes of viewing per day. The top three state averages included Hawaii at two hours and 41 minutes, Mississippi at two hours and four minutes, and Florida with one hour and 55 minutes.


The bottom three states included a tie for last between Delaware and South Dakota who both average 40 minutes and Vermont who averaged 45 minutes.

Maryland also scored highly on how many households have at least one computing device, at approximately 93% or 11th overall nationally. Utah and Alaska were the two highest in this category, with roughly 96% of households in both states having at least one device.

One arguably interesting note from the report found that although Mississippi ranked as the lowest number of households with devices at 86%, they ranked as the second-highest in screen time.

The Old Line State aligned with a majority of states whose most-searched social media platform was Facebook. Only four states across the country didn't fall into this category and had Youtube as their most-searched platform. Those states included New York, New Jersey, California, and Hawaii.

The data from this report was compiled from the American Time Use Survey, which doesn't look at online banking, online shopping, work hours, or gaming. This report didn't include data from the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Wyoming.

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