Table 4.2
Perceptions of time for the population aged 15 and over, by age group, Canada, 1998

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Perceptions of time Age group
15 and over 15 to
24
25 to
34
35 to
44
45 to
54
55 to
64
65 to
74
75 and over
percentage
Do you plan to slow down in the coming year? 25 22 25 26 30 32 20 16
Do you consider yourself a workaholic? 27 21 32 34 31 25 16 11
When you need more time, do you tend to cut back on your sleep? 50 66 62 58 47 31 21 13
At the end of the day, do you often feel that you have not accomplished what you had set out to do? 47 48 53 51 49 43 37 29
Do you worry that you don't spend enough time with your family or friends? 41 43 54 52 40 23 17 13
Do you feel that you're constantly under stress trying to accomplish more than you can handle? 37 38 45 46 38 27 18 15
Do you feel trapped in a daily routine? 39 40 48 47 40 30 20 19
Do you feel that you just don't have time for fun any more? 38 32 50 48 40 27 17 15
Do you often feel under stress when you don't have enough time? 57 66 71 66 59 42 26 16
Would you like to spend more time alone? 25 24 35 32 26 16 8 6E
E use with caution
Note: The percentages represent the proportion of persons who answered "yes" to the questions on perceptions of time.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 1998.
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