Georgia Families Struggle to Spend Quality Time Together, Survey Reveals

June 12, 2024
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Georgia Families Struggle to Spend Quality Time Together, Survey Reveals

😞 The Gist: A recent survey by Backyard Oasis found that families in Georgia spend a mere 6 hours and 44 minutes of quality time together each week, highlighting the challenges of modern family life.

🚨 Why It Matters: While the survey shows a 56% increase in family time compared to six years ago, the average of less than 7 hours per week is still alarmingly low, emphasizing the need for families to prioritize togetherness.

πŸ—ΊοΈ Across the Nation: The survey, which polled 3,000 families across the United States, revealed stark geographical variations in the amount of quality time spent together.

  • North Dakota families topped the list, spending 8 hours and 30 minutes together each week, nearly doubling their time compared to the previous study.
  • West Virginia families spent the least amount of time together, averaging just 4 hours and 30 minutes per week, a troubling statistic that underscores the importance of family bonding.

🍽️ Mealtime Challenges: On average, Georgia families sit together for meals only four times per week, indicating a need for more shared dining experiences.

πŸ“± Technology Takes Over: The survey also explored the role of electronic devices during family time, revealing a concerning trend.

  • A majority of families (67%) sometimes allow devices at the dinner table, potentially hindering meaningful conversations and interactions.
  • Only 5% of families enforce a strict ban on phones during meals, highlighting the pervasiveness of technology in modern family life.

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