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We all do it. You’re doing it right now. You’re avoiding work or simply spending leisure time (social media, browsing, downloading, streaming) with your computer. But how much you do it may depend on where you live.

A new survey from VerizonSpecials, an authorized online retailer of Verizon, found that Americans spend an average of 90 minutes on computers for leisure purposes per day.

Folks in Alaska have the highest usage, about 2 hours and 46 minutes. It must be those long winters. Delaware residents reported the least amount of leisure time on computers at 43 minutes and 48 seconds per day.

The Carolinas fall somewhere in the middle. North Carolinians spend an average of 1 hour and 37 minutes of leisure time on the computer per day, 7 minutes more than the national average. But in South Carolina, the average time is 1 hour and 19 minutes. Y’all must spend more time outside. Good for you.

What could you do with all that time spent clicking and scrolling?  Based on the 90-minute average, if you worked a national-minimum-wage job ($7.25/hour) for the same amount of time, you could earn around $4000 a year. That’s more than enough for a really nice new laptop! Or a gym membership.