How much music do kids listen to?

Whether they listen on a brand new iPod, a trusty old CD player, or just tune in to the car radio, music is something almost all kids are exposed to daily. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that kids ages 8 - 18 typically listen to 1 - 2 hours of music a day.

In general, girls usually listen to more music than boys do. The time that youth spend with media also increases as they get older. Eight year olds listen to an hour a day while older teens tend to listen to music for more than 2 hours a day. The most popular kinds of music for youth are Rap/Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, and Hard Rock.

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