BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Sports and Exercise
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Bureau of Labor Statistics
[Excerpt]What percentage of people (aged 15 years and older) who live in the United States participated in sports and exercise activities on an average day in recent years? About 16 percent. In comparison, consider that the number of people who watched television on an average day is roughly five times larger. These charts, which display data from the American Time Use Survey, take a closer look at people who spend time in sports and exercise activities.
A more recent version of this report can be found here: https://hdl.handle.net/1813/78748