How People in America Spend Their Day
From Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, Kevin Quealy, and Amy Schoenfeld of The New York Times is this new interactive stacked time series on how different groups in America spend their day. The data itself comes from the American Time Use Survey. The interactive has a similar feel to Martin Wattenberg's Baby Name Voyager, but it has the NYT pizazz that we've all come to know and love.
Explore time use by gender, race, age, education, and employment. View all activities (e.g. work, traveling) or select a specific action to drill down into the graph. From there, you'll find time aggregates that you can compare against depending on what filter you've selected. For example, the data says the unemployed sleep about an hour more than the employed:
That's not entirely surprising. But I was surprised that the average employed person gets almost eight and a half hours of sleep per night. I always thought America was sleep deprived on average. Go figure.
Anyways, check out the interactive for yourself. It's well-executed, very well thought out, and most importantly the material is really interesting.
[Thanks, Michael and Chris]