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How Kansans use their waking hours

Based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Time Use Survey, Governing magazine mapped out how differently Americans divvy up their waking hours each day. It found that “Southerners tend to devote more time to religious activities or civic organizations. Out West, residents are engaged in more sports and recreation.” Kansans’ time is spent this way: 3 hours and 13 minutes on work or work-related activities (retirees and the unemployed are part of the average); 62 minutes eating and drinking; 60 minutes traveling; 29 minutes caring for household members; 15 minutes on organizational, civic and religious activities; and 14 minutes on sports, exercise or recreation. – Rhonda Holman