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Percentages of Boredom

  • Percentage in a 1985 survey who said that, aside from earning a living, the reason they work is to keep from getting bored: 54.
  • Percentage in a 1989 survey who said they are sometimes or often bored at work: 41.
  • Percentage in a 1990 survey who said they are generally bored by what goes on in Washington: 48.
  • Percentage in a 1991 survey of 7th through 12th graders who said they are tired or bored at school: 70.
  • Percentage in a 1991 survey of teenagers who said they drink alcohol because they are bored: 25.

U. S. News and World Report, June 24, 1991, p. 14