The factor cited in the reduction of leisure time:
Also, as leisure time shrinks, Americans appear to be indulging more in solo activities. Four of this year’s top five choices are typically done alone: reading, watching TV, exercising, and computer activities. Reading, watching TV and exercising all increased this year, while computer activities dropped 2 points. While this may seem counterintuitive, since our research indicates that US Internet penetration is at an all-time high, it does add credence to our theory that Americans may be spending just as much or more time on computer activities, yet are considering this time as neither work nor leisure.
So we may be goofing off just as much as usual -- we're just doing it all online, alone, between surfing job listings and articles on staying employed. Ah, Internet -- perforating the boundaries between work and play for us all.