How Do You Spend Your Day?

Brad M. Griffin | Sep 4, 2009

Photo by Lesly Juarez

Last month, data from the 2008 American Time Use Survey was creatively put together in an interactive graph. The graph visually displays how folks in different demographic groups tend to spend their time each day, broken down by 20 activity categories (including I couldn't remember for the less self-reflective among us).

It's not hard science, but it is an intriguing look at what we as a culture do with our time. The ways we spend our time directly reflect our collective cultural values and priorities.

When you browse this, what do you see about us?

Would a time graph isolated for Christians look any different from the collective culture?

And as youre hopefully enjoying a long weekend, may there be a chunk in here for something called Sabbath.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and Can I Ask That? Brad and his family live in Southern California, where he serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.


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