(STUDY FINDS) -- NEW YORK — Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, the living room has become a school, office, and even a gym for many American families. With so many people stuck at home, it’s not surprising that couches are quickly becoming the center of our universe. A survey finds this couch potato relationship has gone so far most Americans now think of their sofa as a quarantine companion.
The OnePoll survey of 2,000 people finds the average American spends two hours a day sitting on their couch. Since March, that adds up to over 448 hours parked on a comfy living room cushion. The nationwide shutdowns have even caused seven in 10 people to view their favorite sofa as a new best friend.
The study, commissioned by Article, reveals 61 percent are now using their couch as a work station during the pandemic. Respondents says it’s the main place to write and receive work emails each day.
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