Where Being Social Is a Priority
This article is published in collaboration with Statista
by Anna Fleck
International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30. To mark it, we’re looking at data from a Statista Consumer Insights survey to see where “socializing” is most often considered a hobby in different countries around the world.
As the following chart shows, Germans, and to a slightly lesser extent the Danish and Spanish, are particularly likely to include spending time with others as one of their main personal pastimes. By contrast, respondents in the United States and in urban India were far less likely to consider socializing as one of their top hobbies, with only around one in four picking the option.
In the U.S., just some of the hobbies which were selected by a higher share of people included cooking and baking (40 percent of respondents), reading (36 percent), pets (34 percent), video gaming (33 percent) and outdoor activities (31 percent). In the U.S. at least, a slightly higher share of women said socializing was one of their hobbies (27 percent) versus men (23 percent).
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