Why the ATUS Is Best

The American Time Use Survey is the best source of information on how adults in the United States spend their time.  It offers detailed information on use of time, for every minute of the day and night, from a nationally representative sample of approximately 60,000 adults.   Although complicated to access and use correctly, the ATUS allows questions to be answered that otherwise could not be.   Millions of dollars have been spent by the U.S. Department of Labor in fielding the surveys, but the costs to data users are only those required to compile and analyze tabulations.

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