What are we doing for leisure? We’re online

NZ Herald 15 March 2012
New Zealanders are doing less of just about every leisure activity other than sitting at a computer. A “state of the nation” report issued today by pollsters Roy Morgan says 83 per cent of us used a computer at home in the past month, up from 60 per cent a decade ago. But we are now less likely than we were 10 years ago to play sport, entertain friends and relatives, and go to movies, sports events, art galleries and museums. The apparent trend to being less sociable is only partly offset by being more health-conscious. We are now more likely to do some kind of exercise other than playing sport, such as running or going to the gym.