25 September 2012

Where Does the Time Go? Timex Releases Results of Survey Detailing How Americans Spend Their Time

Survey Results

Average length of time…

 

Mean

Median

Waiting in line for coffee each time you get some

7 minutes

5 minutes

Willing to wait for a table at a restaurant

15 minutes

13 minutes

Waiting for the bus/train on a typical day

20 minutes

15 minutes

Sitting in traffic on a typical day

21 minutes

15 minutes

Waiting for significant other to get ready

21 minutes

15 minutes

Willing to wait for a blind date before leaving

26 minutes

20 minutes

In security lines at the airport each time you travel

28 minutes

20 minutes

Waiting at the doctor’s office

32 minutes

20 minutes

To get ready in the morning

32 minutes

30 minutes

It takes to choose a gift

34 minutes

20 minutes

The last person is late to Thanksgiving

34 minutes

20 minutes

To get ready for a date

42 minutes

35 minutes

Spent tailgating for a sporting event

79 minutes

60 minutes

Expected to watch sports on a weekend

1.9 hours

1.3 hours

Expected for significant other to watch sports on a weekend

1.5 hours

0.5 hours

 

Average length of time that has to pass before it’s appropriate to…

 

Mean

Median

Shhh somebody in a movie theater

1 minute and 52 seconds

26 seconds

Ask somebody talking loudly on a cell phone to “keep it down”

2 minutes and 25 seconds

45 seconds

Give a dirty look to a parent not addressing a loud baby

2 minutes and 41 seconds

46 seconds

Take somebody’s seat after they’ve stood up or walked away

2 minutes and 2 seconds

26 seconds

Honk at the car in front of you once the light turns green

50 seconds

13 seconds

 

Average amount of time you can be late to each of the following without being considered “late”…

 

Mean

Median

Work

3.9 minutes

0.9 minutes

1st Date

4.4 minutes

0.9 minutes

Interview

2.1 minutes

0.6 minutes

Family event

13.4 minutes

9.8 minutes

 

The comprehensive survey was conducted August 23-29, 2012, with 1,000 respondents and includes a margin of error of +\- 5%.